BAGLUNG, June 27: A landslide triggered by incessant rainfall since Monday evening has claimed three lives in Bareng Rural Municipality-1, Dhullubaskot of Baglung.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of the District Police Office (DPO), Baglung, Bishwa Raj Singh Thapa informed that a huge mass of earth that fell on a house from above killed three members of the same family at around 11 pm on Monday. The deceased have been identified as Bishnu Bahadur Khatri, 40, his wife Bishnu Khatri, 35, and their three months old daughter. There dead bodies have been taken out of the debris.
The bodies will be sent for postmortem only after a team of police submits a report, informed the District Police Office. This team reached the site on Tuesday afternoon.
Meanwhile, a landslide has washed away the waiting room of the Area Police Station, Galkot and nearby Durga Bhawani temple. DSP Thapa informed that the incessant rainfall and swollen a khahare [rivulet] at Harichaur caused landslides in several areas along its course.
Also, the building of the District Women and Children Office and Postal Office based in Harichaur is under threat of both landslide and flooding. The flood originating from Gaudi River has damaged crops of many farmers in Dadilabhati. Heavy rainfall has obstructed power supply to Galkot Municipality-3.
Furthermore, in Galkot, the dam of Deepjyoti Basic School, suspension bridge connecting Bamiya-Angakhet and irrigation canal of Galyang have been washed away by the flood.
20 households on the brink of displacement
As the mud piled during the construction of the Kaligandaki corridor is causing mudslides in Jaimini Municipality-7 and 8, around 20 households in Jaidi and Chisti face displacement.
Officials visit affected areas
A team of government officials including police Inspector Deepak Regmi, District Coordination Committee Chief Rajendra Dhungana and Chief District Officer Bed Prasad Kharel have visited the areas hit by landslides to assess the damage and for distributing relief.