Dead body of a man buried in landslide retrieved after 11 hours

Published On: July 9, 2021 09:15 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

DAMAULI, July 9: Lifeless body of a man who went missing in the landslide in Rishing rural municipality of Tanahun was recovered after 11 hours. Khum Bahadur Thapa, 40, of Rishing-8, Majhkot disappeared after being buried in the landslide debris at 5.00 am Thursday. 

Chairperson of Nepal Red Cross Society, Kotdurbar Sub-branch, Indra Bahadur Ale confirmed that the dead body of Thapa was recovered 11 hours after his disappearance. Nepal Police and locals had intensified the search for the missing but it was tough due to the massive scale of the landslide. 

Likewise, Devisara Thapa, 52, of Rishing-7, Dadhiban died after being buried in the landslide on Thursday. Her body was also recovered on Thursday afternoon. 

Similarly, the status of Maita Bahadur Nepali of Myagde-4, who went missing in a rivulet has yet to be established, police said. 

Floods leave 72 households displaced 

Floods and landslides have rendered 72 households of Bandipur rural municipality displaced. At least 48 households of the same ward have been displaced. 

The displaced households are of Bandipur-2, Khahare, Dharapani-3, ward-3, Ramkot and ward-5, Kalchowk. Floods have completely damaged 13 houses in Khahare and partially damaged nine houses while 26 houses are still at high risk, shared rural municipality vice-chair, Karuna Gurung. 

According to her, 12 households are reeling under high risk in Dharapani, seven houses in Ramkot and five houses in Kalchowk. The displaced family members have been forced to take shelter in the buildings of the agriculture center and Khahare mothers’ group. 

Meanwhile, preparation is underway to place Hume pipe in the Chhabdii rivulet linking Byas municipality-1 and 13 to immediately ease the mobility. The municipality made the preparation to install Hume pipe after the flood that occurred on Wednesday washed away the bridge.


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