8 killed in landslides, floodsAt least eight people were killed in separate incidents of flood and landslide across the country in the past 24 hours.
At least eight people were killed in separate incidents of flood and landslide across the country in the past 24 hours.
Six people, including four of a family, died in landslides triggered by incessant rains in various parts of Baglung.
Maniman Chantyal, 65, his wife Nandakali, 63, daughter Gita, 18, and daughter-in-law Bindu, 22, of Bahungaun in Nishikhola Rural Municipality-2 were killed after a landslide swept their house away. In Dhorpatan-5, a landslide buried Om Prakash Kami, 53, of Pakhapani to death while Khagisara Sinjali Magar, 76, of Huldi died in a landslide in Nisikhola-1.
In Bajhang, a minor died after he was swept away by the Bauligad stream. A 34-year-old man is missing in a landslide in the district. Similarly, in Kanchanapur, a 72-year-old man died after he was swept away by a local flooded river.
In Rupandehi, a woman, 28, was crushed to death after a section of her house caved in due to floods in the Rohini river in Rupandehi on Friday. Her seven-month-old son survived the disaster with injuries, said police. The flood-swollen river has inundated over a dozen houses in the area. In Nawalparasi, three people were swept away by floods , said Chief District Officer Udaya Bahadur Rana. In Kailali, a 50-year-old man has gone missing in floods.
(With inputs from our local correspondents)