Nepal | May 29, 2020

Three dead, two missing in rain related incidents


Himalayan News Service
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Landslide victims cooking food in an open area after they were displaced by landslides in Kapur Village of Lapa VDC, in Dhading, on Saturday.  Photo: THT

Landslide victims cooking food in an open area after they were displaced by landslides in Kapur Village of Lapa VDC, in Dhading, on Saturday.
Photo: THT

RUKUM, June 27: At least three persons were killed in separate incidents triggered by incessant rainfall while two others have gone missing after swollen rivers swept them away at different parts of the country in the past two days.

A youth died after swollen Syalakhadi Khola in Rukum swept him away while he was on the way to his maternal uncle’s house yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Bharat Kumar Budha, 18, of Syalakhadi VDC. His body was recovered from Pahada Bagar at Syalakhadi. He was an eighth grader at local Sayikumari Lower Secondary School. Likewise, swollen Dangdunge Khola swept away a minor girl in Makawanpur yesterday evening. The deceased has been identified as Sushma Thokar, 11, of Milan Tole, Hetauda. She was swept away while she was returning home after picking mushroom from the forest.

Police said that Thokar died on the way to hospital after she was rescued by locals.

Similarly, a minor boy was killed after a house caved in due to heavy rains yesterday. Kamala Khadka’s nine-year-old son Lal Bahadur died after their house collapsed owing to heavy rain at Birpath VDC in Achham. Police said that the boy was trapped inside the house when it collapsed.

Meanwhile, two persons went missing after they were swept away by swollen Orahi Khola in Bardiya this morning. Parbati Thapa, 16, from Suryapatuwa VDC and Mina Chaudhary, 35, of Dhodhari VDC have gone missing in the incident, said police. SP Govind Pariyar said that search operation to find the missing was underway.

A version of this article appears in print on June 28, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.

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