MANANG, JUNE 18
Flood survivors in Manang district were rescued with the help of two choppers today.
Chief District Officer Bishnu Prasad Lamichhane said 118 people were airlifted from several disaster-hit areas n.
Of them, 56 were picked up from Phu are of Narpabhumi Rural Municipality, 55 from Naso and 10 from Odar.
Survivors of Naso have been shifted to the district headquarters Chame while those from Phu have been managed at Danakyu. Other affected have been shifted to a safer place at Phu itself.
Efforts are on to settle survivors from different parts of the district at Chame. Several settlements in four rural municipalities of the district have been cut off from the respective local levels' headquarters due to the rain-induced disasters.
Rescue efforts are under way in other affected areas too, while helicopters are trying to trace the stranded people in the disaster-hit areas.
A Nepali Army helicopter has been mobilised in coordination with the home minister while former lawmaker Polden Chhopang has arranged one more helicopter at his own expenses.
Floods and landslides triggered by the rain have battered life in Manang, causing complete disruption in transport service, power supply and telecommunication.
Flash floods in local rivers have caused massive soil erosion at different parts of the district.
A version of this article appears in the print on June 19, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.