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Monsoon havoc: four dead, one missing, 354 homes completely damaged in Siraha

KATHMANDU: Four people were killed so far as results of incessant rain in Siraha while one has gone missing. The death toll includes two girls.
According to the information given by the District Administration Office, Siraha, five year-old Priyanka Saha, daughter of Santosh Saha of Mirchaiya municipality-4 and 11-year-old Ragini Kumari Mahato, daughter of local Badri Mahato, drowned in a pothole filled with rainwater. The incident happened on July 14.
The local government provided Rs 20,000 each to the bereaved families to perform death rituals.
Similarly, a school security guard died after he feel into the water pit. The District Police Office Siraha confirmed the death of 65-year-old Sobhit Bahadur Katuwal in the incident.
A woman around in her 30’s was found dead near the Kamala River dam at Paterwa of Siraha municipality-17. Her lifeless body was retrieved as it was lying buried by sand amidst the water. The body has been kept at the District Hospital, Siraha for post-mortem examinations.
Similarly, 15-year-old Bali Saha has gone missing in the flooding at Sukhachaina of Siraha municipality-15. The boy from Bihar, India had arrived here to meet the family of his aunt (father’s sister). Police said they are searching for the missing boy. A 55-year-old man who was swept away by the flooded Kamala River was rescued alive from Jayanagar, India. He, working as a boatman, washed away by the river on July 12.
Incessant rain completely damaged 354 houses at several parts, inflicting partial damages on 2,538 houses in the district.

Published Date: Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 | 09:28 AM

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