Three missing in landslide in Nawalparasi (East)In Nawalparasi (West), at least 200 houses have been inundated after floodwaters from Jharahi, Turiya and Panbhar rivers entered settlements.
Three people have gone missing in a landslide at Hupsekot Rural Municipality of Nawalparasi (East) on Friday.
Chief District Officer Manmaya Pangeni informed that a house owned by one Hasta Bahadur Pulami at Charghare Tole in the rural municipality was buried under the landslide.
“Pulami’s wife and two daughters have been missing in the landslide,” said Pangeni. “Police personnel are conducting a search and rescue operation at the incident site."
Likewise, floods swept away a diversion constructed along the Mahendra Highway at Thumsi jungle in Gaidakot on Thursday night affecting vehicular movement.
The Area Police Office in Gaidakot informed that the diversion was swept away around 8pm last night.
The diversion will likely be repaired by Friday evening, said police.
In Nawalparasi (West), at least 200 houses have been inundated after floodwaters from various rivers entered several settlements.
According to the district administration, continuous rainfall since last night has increased the water level and the speed of water flow in Jharahi, Turiya and Panbhar rivers in the district.
The floods have also caused damage to hundreds of hectares of arable land.
Around 100 houses have been inundated after floodwaters from Jharai river entered the settlement in district headquarters, Parasi. Shops and factories have also sustained damage in the Main Bazar area due to the inundation.
Likewise, over 100 houses in Sunwal, Bardaghat, Sarawal, Pratappur and Susta areas have also been waterlogged.
District Traffic Police Chief Dipesh Bashyal informed that vehicular movement has been affected after the floods damaged a diversion along the Mahendra Highway and Turiya Bridge at Sunwal.
Chief District Officer Dharmendra Mishra informed that security personnel have been deployed to the flood-affected areas.
“We have sent security personnel to conduct rescue operations in flood-affected areas,” said Mishra.