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Floods and landslides after heavy rains across the country, Dozens killed, 7 missing

4 killed in Kaski, 7 missing in Myagdi, 3 killed in Lamjung
(The bridge connecting Shuklagandaki Municipality-4 and 8 of Tanahu has been inundated by the Seti River due to incessant rains, Tanahu, 9 July, 2020. Photo: Krishna Neupane-RSS)

Staff Writer, KATHMANDU:- Three members of the same family have died when a landslide buried their house at Satbise in Besishahar Municipality Ward No. 7 of Lamjung. Four others endured minor injuries.

Deepak Tamang, his wife and son died when a landslide buried their house with stones at around 11 last night.

According to the District Police Office, Lamjung, they died on the way to the hospital. Deepak’s mother, father and daughter are safe as they have gone to a relative’s house.

Lamjung, Tul Bahadur’s daughter-in-law and a child were injured when his house was buried in a landslide last night. All injured undergoing treatment at a local health facility.”
Seven missing in landslide in Myagdi

Seven people have gone missing this morning in Rikha of Dhaulagiri Gaonpalika-6 Marang of Myagdi district due to landslide along with continuous rain.

According to Rajaram Subedi, Ward Chairman of Marang, seven members of two families have gone missing due to a landslide in Ghantiwang.

According to Subedi, the houses of Bhim Prasad Jugjali and Dhan Bahadur Jugjali have been washed away by the landslide. There were four members in Bhim Prasad’s house and three in Dhan Bahadur’s house.

Ghantiwang village on a steep slope was surrounded by landslides, said Lok Bahadur Pun, a local.

He said that 13 families of Ghantiwang in the upper part have been displaced by the landslide.

There were six houses in Rikha under Ghantiwang. Four houses have been displaced. “All the roads leading out of the village have been washed away by the landslide,” said Pun.

Similarly, two houses have been washed away by the flood in Dharkhola of Kalleni in Marang district. Local Bhuwani Poudel informed that the houses of Bir Bahadur Pun and Pardevi Pun were flooded. The family members have escaped and saved their lives. One person has been injured while fleeing.

The Bailey Bridge on the Beni-Jomsom road section collapsed

Chief District Officer Gyan Nath Dhakal informed that the flood in Raghuganga River has also washed away the Bailey Bridge at Rahughat on the Beni-Jomsom road connecting the Himalayan district Mustang through the northern region of Myagdi. The jeep was heading towards Rahughat of Bailey Bridge due to the cutting of the river.

The bridge is on the border of Beni Municipality-9 Galeshwor and Raghuganga Goupalika-3 Rahughat of Myagdi. Raghuganga, Annapurna and Mustang districts have been cut off from direct transport after the Bailey Bridge was washed away.

Deepak Karki Bikharchi, a local from Galeshwor, said that the contractor was delaying the construction of the concrete bridge. A concrete bridge is under construction near Ballybridge. Deputy Superintendent of Police Kiran Jung Kunwar said that police teams have been sent from Takam, Darwang and Beni to Rikha and Kalleni of Marang. He said that detailed information will come after the police team reaches the spot.

Four killed, nine injured in landslide in Pokhara
Four people have been killed and nine others injured in a landslide caused by incessant rains in different parts of Pokhara.

Three people have been killed when a landslide fell on the house of Tanka Bahadur Thapa at Sarangkot Gothadi in Pokhara Metropolitan City-18 at around 2.45 pm.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Subash Hamal, who is also the spokesperson of the District Police Office, said that six others injured in the incident were rescued and taken to Manipal Teaching Hospital and Western Regional Hospital.

Hamal said that it was not known how many people were in Thapa’s house as there was a birthday celebration going on Thursday evening. Police and locals rescued the injured.

Similarly, Bhim Chandra Adhikari, 70, mother of Ram Chandra Adhikari died on the spot when his house was buried in a landslide in Pokhara Metropolitan City-25, Hemja.

His wife Shanti and son Sushan Magar along with Pari Magar were injured in a landslide that fell from the house of Chandra Bahadur Magar in Simaltunda, Chhorepatan, Pokhara-18. He is undergoing treatment at Namaste Hospital.

The squatter settlement has been inundated when the Seti River at Ramghat in Pokhara was blocked due to incessant rains. The locals were shifted to a safe location.

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