Monsoon Menace Continues, Four More Killed

At least four persons were killed and five were injured in a monsoon-induced disaster in different parts of the country on Sunday.
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Authority (NDRRMA), landslides and floods triggered by incessant rains on Sunday affected life mainly in Nawalparasi (West), Udayapur, Palpa, Jhapa, Rupandehi, Kavre, Surkhet, Dang, Sarlahi and Syangja districts.

In Palpa, a girl was crushed to death after a house at Kailash Nagar of Tanshen Municipality-5 of the district collapsed. In the disaster, 10-year-old Naina Darji, daughter of Narayan Darji, was buried to death.
The landslide that fell over Darji’s house at 2:30 pm damaged their one-storey thatched house. The girl breathed her last while undergoing treatment at Mission Hospital, Tansen.

Landslides triggered by incessant rains for the last three days have brought the Palpa-Butwal section of the Siddhartha Highway and the Tanshen-Ramdi road section to a complete halt, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rameshwor Twati said.
Similarly, access to Kalingadaki Corridor has been blocked after a landslide fell at Ridi Rudrabeni road section in Sanghure.

Landslides have also fallen in several places from Harmichaur to Purtighat along the Kaligandaki corridor.
Three animals–a buffalo and two goats buried to death after a cowshed of Krishna Kunwar at Dhurkot Rural Municipality-5 collapsed. Kunwar’s family has, however, been shifted to a safer place following the incident.
Our Gaur Correspondent stated that possibility of flood has increased in Rautahat district with the rising water level in the Bagmati, Lalbakaiya and Maajh rivers.

Farmers in Ishnath and Rajdevi Municipalities and Durga Bhagwati and Yamunamai Rural Municipalities were worried after continuous rain inundated their paddy fields.
Arun Kumar Sah, chairman of Durga Bhagwati Rural Municipality, said that the floods have submerged Bhalohiya, Pipra, Wadharwa, Pacharukhi and other areas of Durga Bhagwati Rural Municipality. Similarly, Banjaraha, Auraiya and other places of Ishnath Municipality were inundated by the floods of the Lalbakaiya River.

Paddy planted in over hundred Bigahas of land in Gaur, Banjaraha, Saruatha, Wadharwa, Pacharukhi, Dewahi, Auraiya, Samanpur, Katahariya and other places submerged completely following the incessant rains.
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Also, in Syangja, at least one person was killed and three others were seriously injured when a landslide buried them at Ramdi in Galyang Municipality-1 of the district. Dhanamaya Umra, 40, of Waling Municipality-14, died when she was buried in a landslide.

Seriously injured 37-year-old Laxmi Basnet of Chhatrakot in Gulmi district, 16-year-old Shishir Yogi of Sainamaina in Rupandehi district and one unidentified minor were receiving treatment in Pokhara, said police.
Similarly, in Myagdi, a house collapsed due to continuous rain at

Ratnechaur in Beni Municipality-1 of the district. A thatched house of Priti Bahadur Khatri (Saptkota) collapsed when the house got wet in the incessant rains. No human casualty was reported yet, according to the police.
Also, in Ramechhap, a building of District Community Eye Centre was damaged partially after a landslide hit the district. The Eye Centre that was in operation under the assistance of Tilganga Eye Centre was buried in Manthali, the district headquarters.

Likewise, in Nawalparasi, Chief Minister of Lumbini Province Kul Prasad KC inspected flood-hit regions of Nawalaparasi (East).
Hundreds of locals have been displaced and thousands of Bigahas of land have been inundated in the district headquarters and southern region of the district after the incessant rains for the past one week.
CM KC inspected the disaster affected regions after all seven local bodies of Nawalparasi West got inundated.

Likewise, the Narayani River eroded many villages in Madhya Bindu Municipality in Nawalparasi district on Sunday.
Meanwhile, water level in the Saptakoshi River reached the highest level on Sunday as it continued to rain in the areas for the past few days.

The water level was measured at 257,790 cusec per second on Sunday afternoon. All the 35 gates of the Koshi Barrage were opened to manage the water level.

As monsoon rain continues, the water level in the mighty river is expected to rise further. Water measuring station set at Chatara has shown an increasing water level.
Assistant CDO Nathu Prasad Sah of Saptari said that the locals residing along the river side have been instructed to adopt necessary precaution.

(With inputs from districts correspondents from Nawalaprasi, Myagdi, Syangja, Ramechhap, and Saptari.)

Source : TRN,