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Bajhang flood kills five people
May 7, 2018-
A couple and their two children are among the five people dead in Saturday night’s flood at Thalara Rural Municipality in Bajhang district.
Police said Harka BK, his wife Dalli Devi, their two children Sakchyam, 3, and Manisha, 6, and Kalasa BK died while trying to cross the rain-swollen Guhe stream. Their bodies were recovered on Sunday.
In Kedarsyu Rural Municipality, flood triggered by heavy rainfall swept away two houses and nine cattle. The villagers said the flood also damaged around 20 ropanis of farm land. Hailstones also damaged potatoes planted on around 3,000 ropanis of land at Chhabispathivera Rural Municipality. Agriculture technician Dhanser Buda said more than 1,200 farmers in Chhabispathivera and Durgathali rural municipalities were affected. Flash floods triggered by heavy rainfall of Saturday have also blocked traffic along the Jay Prithvi Highway.Transportation service has been obstructed by the debris left behind by flash floods at Sudikhola and Mauribagar areas.
Published: 07-05-2018 06:53