Overnight Torrent Inundates 800 Homes In Valley

Heavy and record breaking downpour in the Kathmandu Valley since Sunday midnight affected normal life as over 800 houses close to rivers got inundated.
Although no human casualty was reported, many houses and a lot of property have been damaged, according to Nepal Police Headquarters.

Settlements along the banks of the Bagmati, Bishnumati, Hanumante, Manohara, Dhobikhola, Balkhu-Tukucha were inundated following the torrential rains since Sunday midnight. Flood entered in around 882 houses in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur districts.

According to Kathmandu Police Chief and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ashok Singh, 382 houses were inundated in Kathmandu and 138 people were rescued in the last 22 hours.
Residents were busy hauling their belongings to safer places as the weather turned sunny Monday afternoon.

In Bhaktapur, 500 houses of landless squatters were inundated along the Manohara river side of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality-1. Over 150 people affected by the flood have been rescued, according to NDRRMA.
Continuous rains have also affected Kalimati Fruit and Vegetable Market after Bishnumati River entered the area at around 4:30 am on Monday, SSP Singh said. Details of the losses of vegetables and property damaged there area are yet to come.

According to Raj Kumar Rai, a shop owner at Kalimati Market, said that property worth Rs. 20 million was damaged when 250 stalls of the market submerged.
Similarly, flood in Balkhu-Tukucha river also affected life of people residing along the river side, said police.

Six killed in Rolpa, Makwanpur
Although no human casualty was reported in Kathmandu Valley, landslides and floods triggered by
continuous rains took six lives and injured four in different parts of the country on Monday.
Monsoon-induced disasters triggered by heavy rains in Rolpa, Makwanpur, Jajarkota and Pyuthan districts after heavy rains took six lives, according to an update of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Authority (NDRRMA) as of 5 pm Monday.

Two persons were killed each in Rolpa and Makwanpur districts and one each in Jajarkot and Pyuthan districts. The deceased have been identified as Gauri Thapa, 70, and five-year-old child, permanent residents of Wangla of Rolpa district. Both of them were buried to death in a landslide that fell on their house Sunday midnight.

Similarly, bodies of two who went missing in the flood in the Karra River four days ago were recovered on Monday, according to police. Truck driver Badri Karki, 40, and Ganesh Thapa, 42, were found dead this morning. The missing truck (Na 3 Kha 1440) was also recovered from the incident site.

Also, landslide that fell on a house of Gorakh Bahadur Khadka, killed his 10-year-old son Prachanda in Jajarkot.

Source : TRN,