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Six dead in monsoon disasters

2021 Sep 07, 8:17, Kathmandu
Slum area near Gongabu, Buspark seen in the image. Bishnumati's river level is increasing during the monsoon on August 27, 2021. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews

Six people have lost their lives in floods and landslides after heavy rainfall in different parts of the country.

According to the Home Ministry, two people were killed in a landslide in Rolpa. Gauri Thapa and another five-year-old child were killed in a landslide at Purna Bahadur Thapa’s house in Rolpa Municipality-10. Two others have been injured, National Emergency Operations Center said. Similarly, the bodies of two people who were swept away by the flood in the Karra River of Hetauda Sub-metropolis in Makawanpur two days ago have been found. The deceased have been identified as Badri Karki, a truck driver, and Ganesh Thapa, who were swept away along with the truck. Meanwhile, Prachanda Khadka, 10, of Nalghat Municipality-5 of Jajarkot has died after being hit by a rock. Two others, Gorakh Bahadur Khadka, and Sila Khadka were critically injured. Similarly, Deuki BK died when a mud house collapsed due to rain in Pyuthan Municipality, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

 As many as 385 houses in Kathmandu have been inundated due to heavy rainfall. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, 232 people have been rescued from drowning in Kathmandu. A suspension bridge has also been damaged. Meanwhile, 54 people have been rescued from Bhaktapur and 15 from Lalitpur. Since the onset of the monsoon across the country, 129 people have died in floods, landslides, and inundation. 44 people are missing.


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