Torrential rains, flood, landslip wreak havoc across the country

KATHMANDU: Series of landslides and flash floods triggered by heavy rainfall over the past week across the country have ravaged roadways, school and houses while killing two people and injuring few others.

According to Deputy Superintendent of Police Sagar Bohora at District police Office, Bajura, multiple flash floods and landslips have swept away the Sanfe-Martadi road section at various areas bringing vehicular movement to a complete halt.

 

A landslide occurring along the Besi Shahar-Chame road section has swept away a 150-meter-long stretch of the roadway bringing vehicular movement to a complete halt.

According to Head of Chame rural Municipality, Lokendra Ghale, the only way to the tourist destination of Manang in the Himalayan region is now blocked and at present reconstruction works cannot be carried out.

Likewise, 12 houses in the region are at a high risk of being swept away by landslips.

 

(Reported by Prakash Singh from Bajura, Rishi Baral from Pokhara and Ramji Rana from Lamjung)