The Nepali Army has been involved in rescue and relief distribution efforts for flood and landslide survivors.

The massive natural disaster was caused by incessant rainfall that hit the country for the past few days.

Five people who were trapped by the flooded Mahakali River at Bhimdatta Municipality in Kanchanpur district were airlifted to safety, said the Public Relations and Information Directorate, Nepali Army.

Many flood and landslide survivors at wards 8, 9, and 10 of Dodhara Chandani Municipality, and wards 11 and 12 of Bhimdatta Municipality in Kanchanpur district, wards 1, 2, and 3 of Rajapur Municipality, Bardiya district, wards 4, 5, and 6 of Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality in Doti district, Itahari Sub Metropolitan City, Tarahara and Panipiya in Sunsari district and ward 5 of Biratnagar in Morang district have been rescued.

Three of four persons who had gone missing in a landslide at Chaubise Rural Municipality in Dhankuta have been rescued alive and a search has been launched for the fourth person, said the Directorate. Likewise, the NA helped to retrieve the bodies of two persons who were buried by a landslide in Phidim Municipality.

A version of this article appears in the print on October 21, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.