At least 15 people have been killed & others have gone missing due to landslides & floods as monsoon rains lashed Nepal, the government said on Friday. Heavy rains since Thursday have hit 20 of Nepal’s 77 districts in the hills as well as the southern plains.
A Home Ministry statement said 15 people had been killed, while 6 others were missing & 13 were injured as incessant rains caused landslides & triggered flash floods in rivers originating in the Himalayas.
In the Kathmandu, 3 members of a family were killed when the wall of their house collapsed. Television channels showed police evacuating residents from flooded homes in rubber boats in some parts of Kathmandu where roads were flooded.
Families carrying their belongings on their heads waded through waist-deep water.
“We have evacuated more than 150 people & are on standby for rescue in different areas,” Army spokesperson Bigyan Dev Pandey said. Officials said the Koshi River in eastern Nepal, which flows into the eastern Indian state of Bihar, had risen above the danger mark.
The weather office asked residents to remain alert saying heavy rains were expected to continue through the weekend. The annual monsoon rains, which normally start in June & continue through September, often result in casualties in Nepal, a country of 30 million people.
On the other hand, Duban has affected 755 families of Morang district yesterday.
By the evening, 3500 people of 750 families have been completely affected according to the locals.
The Chief District officer of Morang, Ramesh Kumar KC informed that especially the Biratnagar Metropolitan Municipality, Budhaganga, Katri, Dhanpalthan & Zaida village were highly affected. According to him, many villages of Katri have been undermined in the floods filled with floods.
KC said that they are currently residing at schools, community buildings, temples, public & safe places in the house where they are unable to stay in their own house suffering from misery.”
There is no human damage reported.
The Biratnagar Metropolitan Municipalities have been the most affected among others. Mainly Ward no 1, 6, 8 & 16.
KC said that especially the Sukumbasi settlement was affected & all the houses were flooded. According to the villagers, Ram Kumar Kamat said that most of the constituencies of VDCs, 1, 2, 3, 4, VDC were underway.
He said that many houses were undermined after the flood in Lohindra river, which was due to the border of Katri & Dhanpalthan.
Kamat said that in the ward number 6, 5 houses were also underway.
Gunnu-4-based Ganju Toll, surrounded by four-dimensional water, some people caught inside the house & they are asking for rescue. With the increase of water, hundreds of families have become unsecured after the locals are opened.
Morang police chief SP said that after the incident that took place by the floods, Katyari & Dhanpalthan, adding that there was a possibility of extortion of the bridge.
Ashok Bhagat of Katahari-3 said that he started drinking water with flood in his house. Umshkumar Sahta of Katyari-3 said that the flood caused by the flood was going home. Vadha Chairperson of Katyari-3, after making a lot of problems due to rain, said that he had come out with the explorer for the morning. Kindly check this video to get the full details about this insident. Watch full video report right here: