12 dead, three injured in separate landslides in KarnaliLandslides triggered by incessant rainfall in Humla and Mugu districts have left over 150 families displaced.
At least 12 people have died and several others are missing in separate incidents of landslides in the districts of Humla and Mugu in Karnali Province.
Over 150 families have been displaced and three individuals have sustained injuries during the disasters.
A landslide in Salim of Chhayannath Municipality on Sunday afternoon claimed the lives of eight people.
According to Kunjuma Kumai, ward chair of Chhayannath Municipality-11, two women, aged 61 and 30, of the same family; three men, aged 42, 32 and 24; two girls, aged 16 and 13; and a 16 years old boy were among the deceased.
Nine people who had gone missing in the landslide in Salim village on Sunday afternoon.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Subas Hamal said that bodies of eight people were recovered on Monday afternoon with the help of locals and security personnel.
The process of collecting the bodies of the deceased is underway, Hamal said.
After receiving information about the missing of nine people due to a landslide in Salim village, which is 2 hours away from Gamgadhi, the district headquarters of Mugu, a team of police and armed police from the district police office reached the site and recovered the deceased.
About one and a half dozen houses in Salim village have been destroyed by the landslide. The families displaced by the landslide have been moved to Prabhat Secondary School in Rowa village and accommodation arrangements have been made there, said ward chair Kumai.
Similarly, 10 families of Jhyari village of the same municipality have also been displaced by the landslide. Settlements at Rum and Tarapani areas in Soru Rural Municipality are also at risk of landslides.
According to security personnel, the residents of Nakherji village in Khatyad Rural Municipality have moved to a local school after the risk of landslides looming over the village.
In another incident, four children died after a landslide buried a house in Chankheli Rural Municipality of Humla. Three others were injured during the incident, according to a local resident Dhruva Kumar Shahi.
The details of the damage caused by the landslide is yet to be ascertained as the police have not reached the incident site.
According to the district police office, police personnel from the nearest police post are on their way to the incident site. It takes three days on foot from Simkot, the district headquarters, to reach the landslide-hit area.
Shahi informed that the three injured are receiving treatment at the local health post.
“The bodies of the deceased have not been retrieved yet due to continuous rain,” said Shahi.