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Three killed, 23 missing in Sudurpaschim floods

Khalid Umar Malik
21 Oct 2021, 10:40 GMT+10

SUDURPASCHIM, Nepal - The Nepalese flood disaster season isn't done yet, as rains hammer the country in a deadly swath.

In Sudurpaschim Province, landslides and floods caused by relentless post-monsoon rains killed three people and left 23 others missing over the past three days.

Bajhang Deputy Superintendent of Police Rupak Khadka reported that seven houses were buried in a landslide at Doghdina.

People displaced from Tallo Dikhla and Mathillo Dikhla in Mahendranagar are taking refuge at Tribhuvan Secondary School.

"More than 100 families displaced by the landslide are taking shelter at their relatives' houses and Shanti Secondary School," said Madan Bahadur Saud, a teacher in a local school.

According to Ward Chair Ram Bahadur Dhami, the Seti River has inundated Ward 5 of the Sigash Rural Municipality in Baitadi, stranding 60 persons.

A chopper was sent from Surkhet to rescue five people stranded in Bhimdatta Municipality of Kanchanpur but landed in Dhangadi instead of the flood-affected area due to the high Mahakali River. The Bhimdatta Highway in Kanchanpur has been affected by persistent rain.

In Kanchanpur, Kailali, and Bajhang, heavy rains have also disrupted power and communications.

Heavy downpours have destroyed the rice crops that were ready for harvest across the country.

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