Four missing as flooded rivulet sweeps away jeep in Palpa

RAMPUR, PALPA: Four people have gone missing after a rivulet swept away a jeep in Palpa district.

The missing are Tilbir Gaha (40) of Mathagadhi-1, his wife Maya Gaha (35), Padam Kunwar  (40), of Baganasakali Rural Municipality and Usha Shrestha (28) of Tansen Municipality.

The incident took place when the jeep (Lu 1 Ja 1217) was swept away at 2:30 am today in course of crossing Tinau Rivulet, according to the District Police Office, Palpa.

The jeep driver Shakti Basnet has been rescued while the search is on for the missing passengers, police said.

Police said that they have been facing problems to carry out search operation due to the increasing discharge of the rivulet.

Moreover, landslides have taken place at various places in Palpa district following an incessant rainfall for the past one week.

Meanwhile, passengers have been hit hard due to obstruction of vehicular movement following the landslides.