KATHMANDU, June 16: Three persons lost their lives and 11 others went missing at different districts of the country due to floods and landslides following incessant rainfall for the past few days.
According to the National Emergency Operation Centre of the home ministry, seven persons sustained injuries in these disasters. The Center’s chief Dil Kumar Tamang said that one person died in Bajura, Palpa and Sindhupalchowk districts each while seven went missing in Sindhupalchowk.
Sindhupalchowk district recorded a huge loss of lives and property due to landslides last year too. Tamang said that some people have also gone missing in Salyan, Bajura, Gorkha and Jajarkot districts.
The task of collecting other details is underway, according to the Center. Tamang added that arrangements are being made to rescue those trapped in floods and landslides, distribute relief materials to victims and shift them to safer places.
He shared that 26 people were rescued by a Nepal Army chopper from the Melamchi area this morning and a truck of relief materials was sent to the area from Kathmandu.
According to the home ministry, preparations have been made to send relief materials to Manang through a helicopter. As many as 500 people have been evacuated and moved to safer places in Manang.
It has been predicted that this rainy season might witness more rain than average.