Nepal | May 27, 2020

Sankhuwasabha landslipls kill two, 24 families at risk

Himalayan News Service
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BHOJPUR: At least two persons were killed and four have gone missing in landslides and floods triggered by incessant rains in Sankhuwasabha. As many as 41 families have been displaced by the floods and landslides and 24 households are at high risk.

Sukmaya Tamang died after a landslide washed away her house at Pathivara VDC-1. Tamang’s three-year-old son has gone missing. Similarly, the body of the female has been recovered from the debris of landslide at Num VDC-1. The identity of the woman is yet to be ascertained, police said. DSP Kamal Thapa said that Roshna Tamang, 32, Urmila Tamang, 28, and Sunita Tamang, 18 went missing when a mudslide swept away their house at Fyaksinda in Num VDC.

As many as 66 persons of 22 families of Pawakhola VDC-6 have been airlifted to Simma Danda of Pathivara VDC-2 by a Nepal Army chopper.

DSP Thapa said that 22 families were evacuated to safer places as landslide had obstructed the road leading to the village and a bridge was swept away by the flood. According to DSP Thapa, floods have displaced 19 households of the Dam site of Arun III Hydro Project. They have been moved to a safer place in Num Danda.

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