4 Killed in Nepal Floods

Two persons were killed yesterday in Kailali district and one each in Doti and Kanchanpur districts.

Published: 27th June 2015 06:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th June 2015 06:16 PM   |  A+A-


KATHMANDU: Floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in the past three days have killed at least four people and submerged over two thousand houses in three districts of western Nepal.

Two persons were killed yesterday in Kailali district and one each in Doti and Kanchanpur districts, according to the police.

Around 2,500 houses were submerged in dozens of villages in the districts due to the incessant rains. Roads were blocked in various parts of far-west Nepal following heavy rains on Wednesday and Thursday.

In a separate incident, two people were killed due to snake bite in Sunsari district of eastern Nepal.

In Darchula district in far-west Nepal, the flooded Mahakali river swept away three houses at Bangabagar yesterday, while dozens of houses on the river bank risk flooding.

Meanwhile, continuous landslides have obstructed the flow of water of Budhi Gandaki river in Gorkha district, 200 km west of Kathmandu.

The settlements along the river banks have been shifted to higher lands. Police Inspector Rabindra Khanal said the water flow in the river has increased by 40 per cent.

Some 20 temporary shelters have been swept away by the landslides, according to a local resident.


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