Incessant rainfall continues to wreak havoc in Nepal

(File Photo): A family seeks shelter as floods inundate their village in Kailali (July, 2020)

Kalikot: Seven members of the same family killed in landslide

Seven members of a family have been killed when the landslide buried a house in Naraharinath Rural Municiplaity-7 in Kalikot district on Tuesday night.

Gange Buda and his six family members got buried after Budha’s house collapsed due to landslide, according to the District Police Office, Kalikot.

Yakshya Raj Joshi, information officer of Area Police Office, Kalikot, said, “The buried dead bodies of the seven family members were recovered soon after the incident.”

There were eleven members in the house when the landslide hit it. Seven out of the total 11 passed away in the incident, he added.

Kalikot: Couple buried in landslide

Bale Budha’s house in Narharinath Rural Municipality-7 has also been destructed by the landslide, burying Bale, 65, and his 63-year old wife.

Dang: Mother, daughter buried by landslide

A mother and her two-year-old daughter died after being buried by a landslide in Dang this morning.    

The deceased have been identified as Batuli Nepali, 24, of Sakine of Bangalachuli rural municipality-5 and her daughter Ayushma, said rural municipality chair Bhakta Bahadur Oli.    

The landslide hit their home at around 3:00 am today, killing the two. However, others three members of the family including the woman’s in-laws are left unhurt in the incident.

Kailali: Over 150 houses inundated

More than 150 houses have been inundated in Kailali due to flooding in various rivers triggered by incessant rainfall from Tuesday night.

According to the Kailali District Police Office, 120 houses were deluged in Bhajani Municipality itself. “After 50-60 houses of Jabalpur Village in Bhajani-5 got submerged in flood water in the district, all the locals have been shifted to a safer place,” said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Pratik Bista. Flood of Kadha River had entered the village, said Bista.

Likewise, the District Police Office informed that 60 houses were inundated in Mohanpur, Dhusi and Kadha villages of Bhajani Municipality-2 and 3 due to flooding in Kadha River.

The flooding has also obstructed Bhajani-Joshipur road and roadway leading to Mahadeuli Village from Mohanpur.

“Majority of places of Bhajani-3 have been submerged due to the flooding in Mohana and Kadha River,” said ward Chair Bikram Chaudhari.