PYUTHAN: Two persons were killed whem their jeep was hit by a rockslide at Lamachaur in Pyuthan district on Thursday morning. Engineer Dev Raj Acharya and technician Lok Bahadur Khadka were killed when rocks fell on the jeep (Ba 1 Jha 8822) in which they were traveling along the Bhalubang- Pyuthan road stretch.
Police said that Acharya died on the spot while Khadka breathed his last on his way to district hospital in Bijuwar. One Bhuwan Shrestha and driver Subash Bista have been critically injured in the accident. They are receiving medical treatment at the district hospital.
Torrential rainfall has blocked the Bhalubang- Pyuthan roads at various sections.
Meanwhile, eleven houses at different places in Solukhumbu district have been buried by landslides triggered by incessant rainfall for the past one week.
According to police, six houses have been buried in landslides at Gudel. Landslides following the incessant rainfall washed away houses of Mitra Kumar Rai, Pramod Jwalan Kulung, Jung Kulung, Devi Kulung, Dilip Kulung and Buddhibir Kulung of Gudel-6.
Similarly, cowshed of Dhan Prasad Khaling of Gudel was also washed away, said DB Kulung, a local. No human casualty has been reported in the incidents. The landslides also destroyed the drinking water project and water supply in the village has been obstructed.
Similarly, Police informed that as many as 1,200 households have been affected by the incessant rainfall from Tuesday in Morang district. Six hundred and fifty four houses have been affected by Keshaliya rivulet at Biratnagar Sub-Metropolitan City.
Similarly, floods in the rivulet have inundated 200 houses at Brahmapura and 190 houses in Bakhari as well as 100 houses at Ward No. 2 and 9 of Tankisinbari VDC. Likewise, floods in Bakraha rivulet following the rainfall of the same day have destroyed 400 houses at Ward No. 1 and 2 of Kadmaha VDC.
The water level as most of the major rivers of the country has reached to danger level. Security forces have been placed in high alert to avoid any untoward incident.
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