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Two dead, 18 persons missing and 31 houses swept in Sindhupalchowk flooding

Avatar eAdarsha.com Reporter
Jul 09, 2020

Sindhupalchowk, July 9 : The heavy rain and flooding occurred since last night has claimed two lives at Jambu in Bahrabise Municipality in Sindhupalchowk district.

Officials said that and 18 individuals are missing in the landslides. The deceased are 20-year-old Nikesh Basnet and his three-year-old daughter of Jambu, Bahrabise municipality-5, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Madhav Prasad Kafle, said.

According to Mayor Nimphunjo Sherpa of Bahrabise Municipality, flooding in Khagdal and Aadhikhola rivers swept away bridges and roads, causing difficulties for human mobility.

The security personnel are struggling to reach the affected sites as the roads are collapsed due to the flooding and landslides at different points, officials said.

The flood has swept away 11 houses at Jambu and 20 big and small houses along with a concrete bridge at Khagdal.

Likewise, the swollen Bhotekoshi river has damaged different places along the Bahrabise-Tatopani road section of Araniko Highway.

Superintendent of Police of Sindhupalchowk Prajjwal Maharjan said that the security teams are reaching the site.