Lalitpur worst hit in Valley by monsoonThree members of a family, who were buried in a landslide at Ekudole in Lalitpur, were rescued by a Nepal Army (NA) team and airlifted to Kathmandu for treatment on Sunday.
Three members of a family, who were buried in a landslide at Ekudole in Lalitpur, were rescued by a Nepal Army (NA) team and airlifted to Kathmandu for treatment on Sunday.
Deepak Ghimire, his wife Binda and their eight-year-old son Prabin had been caught in the landslide that buried their home. They were rescued and admitted to Bir Hospital.
Heavy rainfall of past few days has triggered floods in different parts of the country. In Kathmandu Valley, floods have mostly affected the district of Lalitpur.
The rain-swollen Nakkhu river have spilled over its banks and flooded nearby settlements in the district. Hattiban, Dhapakhel, Lubhu and Imadole areas have been hit hard.
“Riverside hutments, poultry farms, schools and health facilities have been affected by floods,” Lalitpur Chief District Officer (CDO) Rajkumar Shrestha said on Sunday.
He said that Nepal Police was constantly monitoring the flood-hit areas in
case their inhabitants needed rescuing.
Bhaktapur, meanwhile, seems to have adopted preventive measures against floods.
CDO Drona Pokharel said the NA and the Armed Police Force personnel have repaired the Manohara river embankment at Changunarayan-4 to protect the nearby settlements.
The Hanumante river, he said, though swollen due to rains, did not pose any flood danger.
“There are cases of floods in some areas and paddy fields in Bhaktapur, but they cannot be considered a serious threat,” Pokharel said.
Save the sporadic incidents of floods and landslides in Lalitpur, the Kathmandu Valley has remained largely unaffected by monsoon-related disasters because of low amount of rainfall compared to other parts of the country.
“There have been no damages to life or properties in Kathmandu so far, but we are prepared in case of emergency,” Kathmandu CDO Kedarnath Sharma said.