KATHMANDU, Nepal-At least a dozen people were killed, scores displaced and half a dozen other missing due to a flood triggered by heavy rainfall across the nation. Seven people were killed when a flood swept five houses in Achham district of far-western region.
Likewise, five members of a family died in a landslide that took place at Siddeswor-9 in Baitadi district, last night. The landslide triggered by the incessant rainfall have wiped out the entire family members of Ram Singh Eir of Siddeswor-9.
The deceased have been identified as Sita Eir, 26, her one-year-old son and three-year-old daughter and Kalabati Eir, 34 and her 12-year-old son Parameswor, according to police.
Report quoting acting chief of District Police Office (DFO) Manoj Shahi said the police teams assigned from local Khodpe Police Post and Area Police Office have accelerated the rescue operation in flooded site.
The landslide have buried a dozen cattle and chickens among other livestock, informed police source. In yet another incident, the rainfall has brought damages to 13 houses at Semne in Humla districts headquarter Simikot, where the water level reached to 6 fit high in the streets.
Some 200 families have been displaced by the flooded river at Dodhara and Chadani (Nepal-India border) of Kanchanpur and Bhimdutta Municipality-11, it is reported.
Reports from Kanchanpur said around 23 sand miners, who were isolated in the middle of the Mahakali River due to sharp rise in water level, have been rescued. Darchula District Police Office (DPO) said that the river has been flooded following heavy rains last night. The office said that a total of houses, four temples, three government offices and 17 huts have been engulfed by the flood.
Meanwhile, the Mahakali River has burst its banks in the Darchula district headquarter and has inundated thousands of acres land in the area.