The danger of a possible flash flood in Nepal and India was averted today as a landslide- dammed river started flowing normally after sweeping away debris that had blocked it, allowing thousands of people to return to their homes.
The fear of floods in parts of Uttar Pradesh has emerged with Nepali authorities warning about chances of the bursting of an artificial lake, created after the Kali Gandaki river got blocked by a massive landslide early on Sunday.
Areas of Nepal remain perilously unstable following last month`s devastating earthquake, and, as Tuesday`s tremor showed, landslides pose an ongoing menace that will only increase when seasonal monsoon rains begin to fall in the coming weeks.
With its crucial road link badly damaged in the quake, Nepal authorities are studying Pakistan's past experience of tackling the issue, especially due to fears of more landslides in hilly areas during the upcoming monsoon season.
The Chinese side of a key highway linking Tibet and Nepal was cleared of obstructions on Friday morning, six days after a 7.9-magnitude earthquake in Nepal caused landslides that blocked the major trade and tourist route.