Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014

Floods and Landslides in Nepal kill 31

Floods and landslides across Nepal have claimed lives of at least 31 people on Friday.

At least 21 persons have been killed in landslides and floods in Surkhet district in last 24 hours, The Himalayan Times reported. According to the District Administration Office, other 44 persons have gone missing.

Bheri River bridges at Tatopani-Ghatgaun junction and Tatopani-Babiyachaur junction have been swept away by the floods. Birendranagar Municipality, Babiyachaur, Latikoili, Itaura and Uttaranga villages are reported to be most affected by the disaster.

Floods triggered by downpours have claimed lives of at least three people in Chitwan district of Nepal. Flooding in Kayarkhola swept away two people in Shaktikhor. The landslides triggered by heavy rain near Mahadevsthan in Makawanpur have obstructed the road.

According to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, the water level at Narayani River was 8.08 m at 15:45. Narayani River is above the danger level.


Photo: 3 killed, scores affected in Chitwan floods / Chandani Hamal

Floods in the Babai River in Dang have claimed lives of at least three people. Fatalities are from Urahari and Duruwa area. Floods have also obstructed the Ghorahi-Tulsipur road section.

The landslide triggered by incessant downpour has killed two people in Rolpa.

A landslide at a school claimed lives of two persons and injured seven others at Finam-6 of Gorkha district.

The Ruwakhola River has swept away three children while crossing it in Asigram VDC-8.

Landslide has obstructed traffic in Narayanghat-Muglin road section. Landslide hit the highway at the place called 17 Kilo in Kabilas VDC-4 on Friday, Nepal Republic Media mentioned.

Prime Minister's Office has established a Natural Disaster Control Centre at PM's Secretariat in order to expedite rescue and relief works for victims of natural disasters across the nation. Similarly, the Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) has donated Rs 800,000 to the Natural Disaster Relief Fund of the Prime Minister on Friday.

Landslide in Sindhupalchowk, Nepal killed 156 people in early August of 2014.

Original post: Natural Disasters List August 15, 2014