Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013

Floods, landslides in eastern Nepal claim 5


Floods and landslide in eastern Nepal have claimed lives of at least five people and left three others missing, Nepal News reported.

According to regional police office, rain triggered natural calamities have claimed lives of two people and left three missing in different places of Jhapa district.

Various organizations including Nepal Red Cross has started distributing flood relief materials to the victims.

Others two people died in Udayapur district including a 72-year-old who was wept away by the flood waters.

Flooding in Portaha VDC of Saptari district has affected around 1,200 houses.

Meanwhile landslides have closed Bhedetar-Rajarani and Rajarani-Budhabare road. Rainfall triggered landslides have destroyed at least five houses in Dhankuta.

An emergency meeting held by District Natural Disaster Control and Relief Committee, Morang has urged the government and non-government organizations to help in flood relief operations.

Dudhaura bridge in Bara partially collapsed

Dudhaura bridge along the Pathlaiya-Nijgadh in Bara district has partially collapsed due to continuous rainfall. Heavy vehicles have been diverted via Kalaiya-Piluwa road. Similar floods in Bangari river of Bara has affected people of Banjariya and Inarwasira.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 11, 2013