Heavy rains affecting Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal over the past couple of days have triggered floods and landslides, leaving at least 9 people dead and 3 severely damaged houses, as of Monday, June 15, 2020.
Local media reported a landslide on June 13 in Kushma municipality in the district of Prabat, which resulted in eight deaths and several houses damaged.
Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, and Nepal Army have been conducting search and rescue operations, and have initially recovered three bodies on the day of the tragedy and five more on the following day. Search continues for one more missing person.
Disaster authorities reported other minor landslides in the districts of Sankhuwasabha, Tanahun, and Darchula. Roads and bridges were damaged across the Gandaki Pradesh Province.
On June 10, heavy rain also triggered flooding in Terhathum, destroying two houses. During the same period, one person lost his life in flash floods in Bhaktapur.
More heavy rain and thunderstorms are forecast over the country's central region on June 16.
वर्षा लाग्न नपाउँदै पर्वतमा वर्षाले ठूलो क्षति भएको छ । पहिरोबाट जोगिन सतर्क रहौँ । pic.twitter.com/hctF5bnjTw— NDRRMA (@NDRRMA_Nepal) June 14, 2020
पर्वतको पहिरोबारे राष्ट्रिय विपद् जोखिम न्यूनीकरण तथा व्यवस्थापन प्राधिकरणका कार्यकारी प्रमुख अनिल पोखरेलको स्थलगत रिपोर्ट । pic.twitter.com/f5m6VvLrRx— NDRRMA (@NDRRMA_Nepal) June 15, 2020
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