Monsoon-induced disasters killed at least 12 persons in different parts of the country on Friday. Two others went missing in landslides.
Of the total casualties, 11 persons were killed in landslides in different local levels of Parbat district.
Five members of the same family died when a landslide fell over the house of Madhav Sharma at Durlung of Kushma Municipality-3 in Parbat district.
The deceased were identified as Kaushila Poudel, 75, wife of Madhav Sharma, her daughter-in-law Bhagawati Poudel, 35, her granddaughters — Bimala, 16 and Binita, 11, — and grandson Binod, 9.
Another landslide occurred at Ambot of Modi Rural Municipality-5, killing 50-year-old Phul Maya Thapa Magar of the same district.
Similarly, Durga Poudel, 35, and his six-year-old son Ganesh were buried to death in a landslide that hit the house of Mani Lal Poudel at Silmi in Kushma Municipality-11 of Parbat district. Durga and his son were staying at the house of Mani Lal as guest.
Likewise, three persons were killed in another landslide at Pakuwa of Kushma Municipality-1 of the same district. The deceased were identified as Dilli Poudel, 70, Maya Poudel, 42, and three-year-old Prayush Poudel. House owner Hari Pouldel was able to escape the landslide although he sustained minor injury.
Also, three-year-old Shantosh Shrestha, who had gone missing in the landslide on Thursday at Bhalam of Pokhara Meteropolis-20 in Kaski district, was found dead Friday.
According to National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Authority (NDRRMA), five houses were destroyed completely due to these landslides on Friday alone.
According to him, five members of Madhav Sharma’s family were killed when a landslide buried his house in Durlung of Kushma Municipality-3 on Friday.
Parbat District Administration, Nepali Army, Armed Police Force, Nepal Police and locals have been deployed to search and rescue at the disaster sites.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister (CM) of Gandaki Province Krishna Chandra Nepali Pokharel Friday instructed Chief District Officer and local level disaster management committees not to leave
any stone unturned in rescue and relief of monsoon-hit citizens in the districts, including Kaski and Parbat.
At an emergency meeting of the Province Disaster Management Executive Committee held this morning, CM Pokharel directed the security chiefs, secretaries of the ministries and all subordinate bodies to involve in the rescue and relief works actively. He urged all parties concerned to work in such a way that the victims could feel the presence of three levels of government.
The Province government has formulated a procedure to provide Rs. 100,000 per person to the families of those who died and disappeared in the disaster.
Similarly, the Province government can provide up to Rs. 15,000 for food, Rs. 25,000 for temporary accommodation and up to Rs. 50,000 for treatment. It is said that the relief distribution will be coordinated by district administration office. For this, the Province government has already distributed money, he said.
CM Pokharel said, “If the disaster victim’s immediate need is not addressed in time, it will not make sense, so there is no excuse for delay.”
By Friday, 27 persons were killed and eight have still been missing in the landslide and floods in Gandaki Province since July.
Likewise, the meeting expressed sorrow over the loss of life in the floods and landslides and expressed its heartfelt condolences to the victims and their relatives.
Chief Secretary Dr. Damodar Regmi said that the meeting also decided to continue the search for the missing.
Similarly, flooded Karra River Thursday night swept away a truck along with two persons at Chuhandanda of Hetauda-17 in Makwanpur district. The truck (Na 4 Kha 1440) that has been used in carrying dozers and excavators was swept away by the flood last night, said DSP Jayashwore Rimal.
In the incident, truck driver Badri Sarki, 40, of Ramechhap and Ganesh Thapa Magar went missing. The condition of the missing men and truck is still unknown.
Likewise, a landslide in Singati of Bigu Rural Municipality-4 in Dolakha district has put 10 houses at high risk. According to Yudhisthir Khadka, chairman of the rural municipality, the landslide that fell from above the settlement put the houses at risk.
Source : TRN,