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38 people lost their lives and 18 gone missing in rain induced disasters across the country.

Radio Nepal 13 Jul, 2019 8:13 pm

Radio Nepal, July 13: Monsoon rain-induced disasters have been reported from various part of the country today as well. As per the latest report, 38 people have lost their lives and 18 people have gone missing in rain-induced disasters across the country.

The Police said that 12 people have been injured in the disasters and 64 people have been rescued without getting harmed.

In the landslides following the incessant rain, five people were killed in Okhaldunga,  three people were killed in each of Kathmandu, Khotang, Makawanpur, Lalitpur and Kavre as the people were swept in the swollen river, or buried in landslides or wall collapses.  Similarly, two people each died in Dhanusha, Bhojpur, Jhapa, Dhading, and Sindhuli. One each died in Parsa, Ramechhap, Palpa, Ilam, Sunsari, Bara, Saptari and Chitwan. With these, the death toll reaches 37.

As per the police report, 21 people have gone missing. The police said 6 people are unaccounted for in Sindhuli, three each in Ilam and Bhojpur, one each in Kathmandu, Panchthar, Jhapa, Udayapur, Morang, Sunsari, Mahottari, Rautahat, and Dhading.

The police report states that 12 people have been injured in the calamity. Three people in Makawanpur, two in Kavre, one each in Khotang, Ramechhap, Dhading, Dolakha, Sunsari, and Chitwan have been injured. The central newsroom of Nepal police has said the rescue and searched efforts of the lost ones have been headed from various police units across the affected area. The police newsroom has also said the police has been working to bring the vehicular movements along various roads by clearing the obstructions created by the rain havoc.

The police said 42 people affected by the rain-induced calamity have been rescued in Kathmandu, 10 were rescued in Udaipur, 3 in Lalitpur, 4 in Sindhuli, two in Siraha, and one each in Bhaktapur, Sunsari and Makawanpur. With this, a total of 64 people were rescued from the flood traps.

Similarly, no vehicles can ply along the BP Highway as the debris of the landslide has obstructed the roads. The rain-induced disasters have left the normal life in Bara Parsa, Rautahat and another central Terai region out of gear.

Following the Ratu and Bighi river dam burst in Mahottari, various settlements in Jaleshwor, Matihani, Balawa, Loharpatti municipalities, and Pipara, Ekdaaraa in Mahottari rural municipality have been urged to move to a higher altitude for their safety.

Likewise, people living around the Saptakoshi River have been urged to stay on a high alert as the water level in the River has increased beyond warning level. As the water level in the Rapti River in Banke has come above danger level, a dozen settlements including Rapti Sonari, Dudubaar, Narainapur are at a high risk of flooding.

Banke Chief District Officer Madan Bhujel informed that the people along the Rapti river bank have been urged to remain on high alert as the river level went higher. In Malhaniya of Danusha, some 150 families have been displaced following a dam burst in the Kamala River.

Dhanusha DSP Rameshwor Karki said that security personnel have been mobilized to rescue the displaced families. Meantime, Radio Nepal Reporter Ajaya Jha said rescue efforts are on to bring 10 people including an engineer who had been working for the bridge construction over the Kamala River to safety.

Similarly, in Tapeshwori of Belaka municipality-1 in Udayapur, some five hundred houses have been inundated following a dam burst in the Triyuga river. Meanwhile, the Ranke-Phidim road section under the Mechi highway has reopened for traffic. It had remained obstructed following a landslide since 8:00 this morning.

Chief of District Traffic Police, Paanchthar Janak Timsena said the road has opened for one-way. Security persons and locals worked together to clear the debris and open the road section for traffic at 3:00 pm. Likewise, Parsa Cheif District officer Narayan Bhattarai said that 427 people have been rescued from the inundated areas and kept at safe places.

Similarly, Bara District Administration office spokesperson Murari Karki said that some five hundred flood-affected families have been rescued and kept in safe places. He added that the local levels have initiated the relief programs for the flood victims.

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