Nepal | July 10, 2020

2 killed, 7 injured in Bajura flood

Prakash Singh
Share Now:

BAJURA: At least two persons died and seven others were injured after being swept away by a flood in Rugin VDC of Bajura district on Wednesday.

The deceased have been identified as Misil Buda Thapa (10) and his brother Dirgha Buda Thapa (6), DSP Dal Bahadur Bogati of the District Police Office, Bajura, said.

More than 60 houses were completely destroyed in the flood, he added.

Nairita Bhandari, Chamkala Buda Thapa, Man Buda Thapa, Mohan Sunar, Riuli Buda Thapa, Kusum Kala Buda Thapa and Amma Kala Buda Thapa were injured in the incident.

All the injured are receiving treatment at a local pharmacy, police informed.

The incident occurred at around 4 am today.

Police said that seven cows and 30 goats were also killed in the flood caused by heavy rainfall.

It has been learned that food grains, clothes and other belongings of the villagers were also swept away after the floodwater entered into their houses.

According to the District Police Office, Bajura, a joint police team from Bichhyan Police Post and Kolti Police Post has been dispatched for the rescue operation.

The incident site is a three-day walk from Martadi, the district headquarters of Bajura.

The details of property destroyed in the disaster are still awaited.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Public transportation workers stage protest in Rajbiraj

RAJBIRAJ, JULY 8 Public transportation workers working in Saptari district demonstrated demanding permits for the operation of transport service in Rajbiraj today. At the initiative of Nepal Transportation Free Labour Union Municipal committee and All Nepal Electricity Rickshaw, Auto, Temp Read More...

92pc COVID patients recover, return home in Rautahat

RAUTAHAT, JULY 8 Ninety-two percent COVID-19 patients have so far recovered and returned home in Rautahat, the district that tops the province in COVID-19 infections. As per data, 1,246 India returnees from India and abroad have so far tested positive for coronavirus in the district. “We Read More...

NCP feud ripples seen in Saptari

RAJBIRAJ, JULY 8 The intra-party feud in the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) seems to have trickled to the district level in Saptari as two different factions were at odds over holding a support rally in favour of the Prime Minister and party Co-chair KP Sharma Oli. After a faction of the party l Read More...

Patient reported to have died returns home after recovery

CHITWAN, JULY 8 A person who was reported dead during treatment returned home yesterday after recovery. Relatives of the patient had vandalised the local Chitwan Medical College blaming the hospital’s sheer negligence for the death. However, Ashish BK, 18, of the Bharatpur metropolis, who Read More...


Two killed in separate road accidents

CHITWAN, JULY 8 A pedestrian was killed when a vehicle knocked him down at Khahare of Bharatpur Metropolitan City in the wee hours today. Chitwan District Police Office confirmed the death of the person of around 25 years of age on the spot in the accident that occurred at 3:30am today. The Read More...

People living in constant fear of floods for years

Due to rapid erosion, pillars on the Nepal-India border are also falling into the river  LAMKI, JULY 8 Every year when monsoon starts people residing downstream of Karnali River in Kailali have to spend sleepless nights due to fear of floods. This year too, locals of Srilanka, Tikapur, have Read More...

Two die, 23 go missing as floods sweep away 16 houses in Sindhupalchok

KAVRE: Two persons died while 23 others went missing as the monsoon-fed rivers swept away 14 houses in Bahrabise Municipality-5 and two houses in Bhotekoshi Rural Municipality of Sindhupalchok district on Wednesday night. Sindhupalchok District Administration Office (DAO) identified the dec Read More...

Spurs boss Mourinho criticises FA over Dier ban

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has criticised the Football Association's decision to ban Eric Dier for four games over a confrontation with a fan in March. Video footage of the incident during Tottenham's defeat by Norwich City in the FA Cup fifth round showed the England internation Read More...