Saturday, July 20, 2013

Floods, landslides in Kailali and Dolakha displace over 2,000 families

Floods and landslides in Kailali and Dolakha districts of Nepal have displaced more than 2,000 families, local medias reported.

Rain triggered natural calamities have displaced more than 2,000 families in different parts of Kailali including Dhangadhi, Nepalnews reported.

Almost 90 percent area of Dhangadhi has been waterlogged closing schools, shops and transport services.

At least 50 families rescued by Police have been moved to a shelter in nearby school in Uttar Behadi village, according to Ekantipur.

Floods in Dhangadi have completely destroyed at least 50 houses.

Following Departemet of Hydrology and Metereology, Kailali district has received 352.8 mm of rainfall in last 48 hours.

Related post: List of natural disasters in Nepal

In another incident, a landslide has blocked a portion of the the Khudi river in Lamjung district of Nepal. Ekantipur has written quoting the police that the blockage could burst any time.

Similarly eleven households have been displaced after landslide risk in Mahapauwa VDC of Dolakha district. Displaced people are taking shelter at a local Siddhishwori Primary School, Himalayan Times said.

The District Natural Disaster Rescue Committee is in the way to the area.

Original post: Natural Disasters List July 20, 2013

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