Monsoon rains continue to take lives and destroy property across countryAt least seven people were killed and several others injured in monsoon-related incidents in the last 24 hours.
Heavy rainfall in several districts across the country for the past 24 hours left at least seven people dead and many injured across the country.
The monsoon-related disasters also caused massive damage to homes and properties.
Three people were killed in a landslide at Jamir village in Naugad Rural Municipality-3 of Darchula district in Sudurpaschim Province on Wednesday night.
According to the District Police Office, the victims perished in the landslide at Sitoli Jamir Khola area.
Narendra Bahadur Chand, information officer of the District Police Office, said Kharkhola Hydropower Project was also swept away by the rain-swollen Kharkhola stream.
“Incessant rainfall has increased the water levels in Sitolibagad, Okhaldhar, Gundharu and Jamir streams. Wooden bridges and foot trails have been swept away,” said Prem Singh Thagunna, a local resident of Khar.
A landslide in Jamir also swept away a suspension bridge, which connects Wards 1, 2 and 3 of Naugad Rural Municipality.
“At least six settlements are at risk of landslides,” said Thagunna.
According to Prem Singh Dhami, chairman of the rural municipality, personnel from Nepal Police and Armed Police Force have been mobilised for relief and rescue works.
Meanwhile, rain-swollen streams damaged the Naugad-Khalanga road on Thursday.
“We are facing difficulties carrying out relief and rescue works due to the obstruction in vehicular movement,” said Chand, information officer at the District Police Office in Darchula.
In Tanahun of Gandaki Province, two persons were killed in a landslide at Dadhiban of Rishing Rural Municipality on Thursday morning, police said
“The landslide has damaged three houses and left at least a dozen others at risk,” said Rajendra Krishna Shrestha, chairman of the rural municipality.
In Myagde Rural Municipality-4 of Tanahun, a 40-year-old man went missing after he was swept away by the flooded Myagde stream, a local government officer said.
According to the District Police Office, at least 43 houses have been destroyed by floods and landslides in the last 24 hours.
“Vehicular movement along Prithivi Highway and several other rural roads has also been disrupted,” said Sagar Acharya, the chief district officer.
In Palpa, two persons died in separate incidents at Tinau Rural Municipality-5 on Thursday.
Police identified the deceased as Bir Bahadur Gurung, 45, of Hiudekhola and a four-year-old boy of Gittikhani.
Gurung was buried when a landslide struck his house at around 3am while the child was swept away by a torrent.
Police said floods and landslides damaged at least five houses at Gittikhani and Hiudekhola. Seven people were also injured in the incidents.
According to Dal Bahadur Darlami, the ward chairman of Tinau-5, a small stream that flows between Hiudekhola and Gittikhani settlements has been overflowing with debris.
In Gulmi, Purtighat Bazaar of Kaligandaki Rural Municipality is at risk after a landslide erupted in the area.
According to Sudarshan Shrestha, a local man, the landslide at Belbuta has left the Purtighat Bazaar area at risk.
In Jhapa of Province 1, at least 84 houses were inundated when the flooded Kankai river entered a settlement at Milanbasti in Jhapa Rural Municipality-1 on Wednesday night.
“The water level in the settlement has receded after it stopped raining,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police Rakesh Thapa.
(Samjhana Rasaili in Tanahun and Madhav Aryal in Palpa contributed reporting)