Incessant rainfall wreaks havoc in Nepal, claiming lives of many

Incessant rainfall has wreaked havoc in Nepal, claiming lives, displacing households, and affecting thousands of people.

The torrential downpour has induced many natural disasters such as landslides and floods, adding woes during a global health emergency.

On Thursday, landslides in Sindhupalchowk district claimed lives of two people, and displaced several families. Many houses were swept away, and search operation for 20 people is ongoing.

Image: Ananta Prakash Shrestha for National News Agency
Image: Ananta Prakash Shrestha for National News Agency

In Jajarkot, one person was killed and two houses were swept away by a landslides that occurred at Sarki Tole, Barekot Rural Municipality-4. As many as 11 persons are reported missing in the rain-induced natural disaster.

In Myagdi, landslides have claimed 11 lives, 22 people are missing and 35 houses have been damaged. Likewise, the Bailey Bridge over Rahughat River in Beni-Jomsom road section has been destructed, said CDO Dhakal. Security workers have been deployed in all areas, he said.

Landslide and flood ravaged Myagdi District

Similarly, an enraged Seti River has wreaked havoc in Tanahun District.

Over 160 people of 43 households at two wards of Sukla Gandaki Municipality in Tanahu district have been displaced due the flooding of the Seti River that entered human settlement near the banks.

In the plains, the Kosi River has swollen, and threatens lives of several who live along its embankments.

38 out of 56 doors of the Koshi Barrage have been opened after water volume in the river increased.

The District Police Office have said that the flow of the Koshi river at the barrage was measured at 256,615 cusec Friday morning.

The settlements near Koshi corridor have been asked to stay alert.