Flood and landslides kill 21, eight missing, thousands relocated

Nepal flood and landslide

KATHMANDU, July 12: At least 21 people have been killed,  eight have been missing and over 3000 people have been relocated from the flood-affected area due to floods and landslides triggered by four days of incessant rainfall in various parts of the country, according to Nepal Police.

Three people lost their lives to flood in Kathmandu and three others in Khotang. Similarly, two each in Jhapa, Kavre, Bhojpur and Okhaldhunga, and one each in Ilam, Ramechhap, Makawanpur, Parsa, Lalitpur, Dhading and Sindhuli districts.

Likewise, eight have gone missing including two in Rautahat, and one each in Makawanpur, Sunsari, Panchthar, Mahottari, Morang and Kathmandu districts.

Those who were killed in the natural disasters were Nilu Yadav, Sharmila Yadav and Kundan Yadav of Kageshwori, Manahara Municipaity-6 in Kathmandu, Rekha Rai, Roman Rai and Rohan Rai in Khotang.

Goma Dangal and Sohani Dangal from Banepa in Kavrepalanchwok, Padam Kumari Sunuwar of Ramechap, Jagat Bahadur Rai and Janak BK from Bhojpur, Suraj Jima of Lalitpur, Nikhil Patel of Parsa, Asmita Tamang of Gajuri, Dhading, Hem Kumari Sunuwar of Sindhuli lost their lives in the incents occurred after incessant rainfall.

The police have rescued about fifty people, according to Superintendent of Police (SP) at the Police Headquarter in Naxal, Ramesh Thapa.

Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kavrepalanchowk, Ramechhap, Sindhuli, Rautahat, Parsa, Dhanusha, Chitwan, Udayapur, Paanchthar, Makawanpur, Khotang, Dolakha, Dhankuta, Dhading, Okhaldunga, Bhojpur districts and other places were highly affected by the recent floods.

Various places in Terai were at risk of inundation. The rescue team from Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force have been mobilized for rescue operation in various hardest hit areas. Ministry of Home Affairs said that all the mechanisms have been activated to expedite rescue operations.