Two more bodies recovered from flood-hit area in Accham; search continues as 11 people are still missingSo far, the search team comprising security personnel and locals have recovered eight bodies.
Search team on Thursday recovered two more bodies of the flood victims who were swept away by the rain-swollen Kailash stream in Saini Bazaar, Achham, on Tuesday night.
Eleven others are still missing and search for them is underway, officials said.
The flood in Kailash stream had swept away 22 houses in Saini Bazaar, the trade hub of Ramaroshan Rural Municipality Ward No 5.
So far, the search team comprising security personnel and locals have recovered eight bodies. Police said the dead and the missing persons belong to four families of Saini Bazaar.
Meanwhile, Chief District Officer Gokarna Prasad Upadhyay, who inspected the flood-ravaged area on Thursday, said the district administration was making arrangements to compensate and relocate the flood-affected families.
Upadhyay said his office was working closely with the local government to provide treatment to the injured, offer immediate relief to the displaced families and rehabilitate them to a safer location.
Authorities are yet to ascertain the magnitude of the destruction. The flood is believed to have been caused due to damming of the stream by a landslide before bursting with a great force and laying to waste the settlements downstream.
The floods also swept away a concrete bridge and nine suspension bridges in the Darna area, according to Jhankar Saud, the chairman of Ramaroshan Rural Municipality.
An ambulance belonging to the local unit and five micro hydropower projects were also damaged in the disaster.