Lekhnath, May 6
Residents in Tallogainda-based Myagditole of Lekhnath Municipality are mourning today after flash flood in the Seti River killed seven people of the same village yesterday.
Home to more than 300 households, every resident of Myagditole is virtually in tears. Locals in small groups are seen consoling each other.
Of 11 people who had gone to take bathe in Tato-pani of Sardikhola from Myagditole yesterday, only four returned alive. Of the killed, the identity of only one is ascertained. Dead body of Dale Punmagar recovered from Sardhikhola was cremated today.
Tirtha Kumari Chhantyal, Tilisara Punmagar, Jag Bahadur Magar, Krishna Kumari Magar, Jamuna Gurung, Padam Kumari Paija of Myagditole are still missing in Seti River.
Sushila Thattarai Nepali of Lekhnath Community Service Centre said 12 people had gone to bathe, but they had not returned. All those dead and missing belong to the lower class community.
Similarly, Dale Pun and his wife Tilsara killed in the flash flood were working as wage earners at a construction site. They were feeding a family of five out of their earnings. Their son, Lison, too has been missing.
Neighbours say the remaining – Chahaan and Amrit – are in need of immediate relief. “How will they survive as they have lost their bread earners?” asked neighbour Garbuja.
Myagditole has lost a sportsman as well. A good volleyball player and footballer Tirtha Kumari Chha-ntyal lost her life. Chhan-tyal’s husband Yam Baha-dur is employed in Kuwait.