DHANGADHI, AUGUST 30
Flood and landslide caused by incessant rainfall on Sunday night has claimed as many as three lives in Darchula.
Residents of Banspalika, Duhun Rural Municipality-1, Narsingh Mahar and his wife Kaushaa Mahar lost their lives as their house was buried in landslide debris, Chief of District Police Office Darchula, Manohar Prasad Bhatta informed.
Similarly, Manuwa Dadal of Dulla, Duhun RM-5 lost his life in flood that swept away his house at around 10 pm yesterday.
According to the Chief District Officer Siddharaj Joshi, the flood has swept away five shops, two small hydropower plants, four suspension bridges and one concrete bridge.
Meanwhile two persons – Sher Singh Karki and Harka Singh Karki -- from Nijajgaad, Duhun RM -3 have gone missing.
The flood has also swept away houses of Purna Bahadur Bam, Narendra Bam, Dipal Bam, Rana Bahadur Bam, Dhirendra Bam, and Sher Bahadur Bam in Duhun RM-3.
Likewise, Dev Bahadur Bam, Amar Bahadur Bam, Sundar Bahadur Bam and Jeet Bahadur Bam have lost their eateries and shops.
Personnel from Nepal Police, Armed Force Police, Nepal Army, Red Cross, as well as locals have reached the incident site for search and rescue operations.
Security personnel have been deployed to move the objects from blocked roads that are causing hindrance in carrying out rescue operations.