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Bhatkapur inundation: Three of a single family dead in house collapse

BHAKTAPUR: Three persons of a single family were killed after a landslide that occurred following the incessant rainfall since last night buried their hut at Changunarayan Municipality-7 in Bhaktapur district.

The deceased have been identified as Hira Lama, 70, Pan Maya Lama, 65, and two and a half years old Sampada Lama, according Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Metropolitan Police Range, Bhaktapur, Rewati Raman Pokharel.

Similarly, a house at Aashapuri of Suryabinayek Municipality was also collapsed due to incessant rain. Pokharel added that 100 plus people who were trapped in the landslide and inundation have been rescued so far.

Currently, a large number of police personnel have been carrying out the rescue operations in the district.

Similarly, flood on Hanumante and Khasyangkhusung streams have inundated areas from Madhyapurthimi to Lokanthali. Paropakar Centre, Sidhhi Memorial Hospital, Ram Mandir area, Dr Iwamura Memorial Hospital and Madhyapurthimi Hospital have been waterlogged due to flood on Hanumante River.

Hundreds of families have been displaced as the swollen Khasyang Khusung River advanced and submerged the settlement near Radheradhe. DSP Pokharel added that loss detail is coming in. Floods have obstructed Jagati-Radheradhe road, partially halting the traffic, while the bridge over Hanumante River is at risk of collapse. Currently, one-way traffic system has been allowed along the Bhaktapur-Thimi road. RSS


Published Date: Friday, July 13th, 2018 | 04:37 AM

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