Kathmandu: At least eight people were
killed after being swept away by flood waters and landslides
caused by incessant rainfall in western Nepal.
Five people were washed away by swollen rivers in
Tanahu district while two women died in Palpa district when a
landslide swept away a cowshed yesterday, police said.
The victims, Sunita BK, 25, and Srijana BK, 20, were
sleeping when the landslide swept away the cowshed in Palung
Mainadi village early morning.
In another incident, a 35-year-old man died when a
landslide fell on him while he was riding on a motorcycle in
Dhobhan village on Thursday, police said.
A police team and the locals were carrying out the
rescue work in affected villages of the district.
The water level has significantly risen towards the
danger level in the Koshi River due to incessant rains.
Meanwhile, one-way traffic on the Palpa-Butwal section
of the Siddhartha Highway, which was blocked due to
landslides, was today resumed.
Hundreds of people are killed in mountainous Nepal
every year in floods and landslides, which are common during
the annual monsoon rains from June to September.