Torrential rain lashes Far-Western region

DHANGADHI: Normal life in the Far-Western Region has been adversely affected due to incessant rainfall for the past three days.

Rural roads have been completely obstructed due to landslides and floods triggered by heavy rainfall.

Landslides have occurred in many places of Bhimdutta Highway that connects hilly district from Kailali.

Similarly, Dr K I Singh Highway that links Dadeldhura and Dipayal has also been obstructed due to landslides.

Diyapal-Bogatan, Dipayal-Bajhang and Dipayal-Napani among one dozen road sections have been obstructed due to landslides triggered by heavy downpour.

Likewise, Raduwa-Ganeshpur and Dadeldhura-Bhageshwor road sections of Dadeldhura district have also been obstructed.

Vehicular movements in rural roads of Achham and Bajhang district have come to a grinding halt.

According to engineer Sunil Babu Panta of the Road Division Office, Far-West, a dozer has been deployed to clear landslide debris.

According to DSP Dilip Singh Deuba, over 100 hectares of fertile land was washed away by the Budi Ganga River in Achham.

The Far-Western Administration Office informed that an avalanche on Mount Saipal in Bajhang district killed a man on July 3.

It has been learnt that Bir Singh Lothya of Ghusa VDC, Darchula had gone to that place to pluck yarsagumba, also known as Himalayan Viagra.

Many human settlements in Kailai district have been inundated due to torrential rainfall.