Saturday 24th September 2022

Mass cremation performed for bodies of nine persons

Waling, Sept 25, Mass cremation was performed for bodies of nine persons who lost their lives in the landslides recently occurred in Waling municiplaity.

The deceased were cremated en masse on the bank of Kaligandaki River in Ramnadi (Ramdi) on Thursday evening. Separate eight funeral pyres were made to cremate nine bodies.

The cremation of a six-month child was performed on the same funeral pyre along with her 19-year-old mother, Binita Nepali, said Nepal Dalit Sangh Syangja chair Til Bahadur Ranpal. Jeebala Pariyar, a relative of the deceased, set the funeral fire when no one from the family left to do so.

“We conducted last rites of those killed in the landslides along the Kaligandaki River after performing post-mortem at the Primary Hospital Waling”, Ranpal informed. The entire village has been aggrieved with the passing away of nine persons of the same family.

Manisha Nepali, 16, who was rescued alive in the incident, is receiving treatment in Pokhara-based Gandaki Medical College. Waling municipality mayor Dilip Pratap Khand said the municipality would bear all the expenses involved in the treatment of Manisha.

Issuing a condolence message, the municipality extended tribute to those killed in the incident and wished for the speedy recovery of the injured. RSS

Traffic resumes along Narayangarh-Muglin road

Chitwan, Sept 17, Traffic has been resumed along the Narayangarh-Muglin road section after clearing landslide debris off the road at Charkilo.

Landslide that occurred at Ichhakamana rural municipality-6 at 4.30 this morning had disrupted the two-way traffic along the road stretch.

According to the District Police Office Chitwan, the two-way traffic has come into operation since 8.40 am today with the removal of the landslide.

Vehicles stranded along the road due to landslide have started plying to their destinations, the district police shared.

Landslide disrupts Narayangarh-Muglin road section again

Bharatpur, Sept 15, The Narayangarh-Muglin road stretch has been blocked again after a landslide took place at Ichhakamana rural municipality-6, Chorkhola at around 10.30 last night.

Earlier, the one-way traffic was made possible on Monday evening after clearing off the road in the afternoon. The two-way road traffic has been obstructed again due to recurring landslides.

Spokesperson of District Police Office Chitwan Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Surya Bahadur Thapa shared that the task of removing debris has not begun yet due to incessant rain.

Likewise, the road stretch has also been disrupted after a giant tree got uprooted and toppled across the road section at Bharatpur metropolis-1, Bhateri, the district administration office informed.

The Narayangarh-Muglin road section has witnessed disruption dozens of time this year alone.

Chairman Dahal expresses grief over loss of life in Ghumthang landslide

Kathmandu, Sept 13, Chairman of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has expressed deep grief over the loss of lives and property in the landslide occurred at Ghaumthang of Bahrabise Municipality-7 in Sindhupalchowk on Sunday morning.

He has urged all concerned to devote to the search for missing ones and relief distribution to the survivors. “At this sad moment, I kindly request the party leaders and cadres, social activists, and national and international organizations to devote search, rescue and relief distribution,” he said in a press statement, stressing the need of shifting people in risk to safer places.

So far, nine bodies have been recovered and 22 persons still missing in the landslide that swept away 19 houses. Now, 222 houses are put to high risk with the landslide. Sindhupalchowk district has been suffering natural disasters for quite a while, taking lives of many people and destroying huge property.

CM Dahal also urged the government to immediately arrange safe location to those getting displaced with the landslide. He paid tribute to the departed ones and extended condolence to the bereaved family members.

Sindhupalchowk landslide-update: one woman found dead

Sindhupalchowk, Sept 13, The body of a woman buried in the landslide that took place in Nagpuje in Ghumthang in ward no. 7 of Barhabise municipality last night has been found.

“I have been informed that a body has been recovered in Nagpuje,” said mayor of the municipality Nimfunjo Sherpa.

Likewise, a list has been made of 17 people of seven households missing, according to police inspector at the Area Police Office, Barhabise Nawaraj Neupane.

At least eight houses in Nagpuje and ten houses in Bhirkharka have been buried in the landslide.

VP Pun expresses sorrow over huge loss of lives and property from landslide, flood

Kathmandu, Sept 4, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun ‘Pasang’ has expressed sorrow over the huge loss of lives and property from landslide and flood at Mobang of Dhorpatan municipality-3 in Baglung district on Wednesday night.

Issuing a press release today, Vice President Pun extended deep sorrow over the huge loss of lives and property at different districts including Mobang of Baglung and Sainabazaar of Achham from landslide and flood. He also extended tribute to those who lost their lives in landslide and flood. The press release reads, “I want to extend tribute to all who were killed in landslide and flood and condolences to the bereaved families.”

Extending concern about the condition of missing people in landslide and flood in Dhorpatan, Vice-President Pun urged all sides concerned to make initiatives being carried out by the federal, state and local governments more effective.

He also drew government’s attention for arrangement of relief and settlement to the displaced people and treatment to the injured. VP Pun further said that shifting the human settlement at the risk of landslide and flood to safer places and developing the systematic settlement is the only alternative to reduce losses caused by landslide and flood.

Dhorpatan landslide: Four deceased identified

Balewa, Sept 4, Four among 14 who lost their lives to the flood and landslide occurred at Dhorpatan rural municipality-9, Bobang on Wednesday evening have been identified.

Other 24 are still missing in the landslide. The deceased identified are Keshmaya BK, 26, Bire BK, 45, Jeewan BK, 22, and Dalle BK, 11, of Dhorpatan-9, police informed.

The bodies retrieved from landslide debris are yet to be identified, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rajendra Regmi. The postmortem of the identified would be carried out today. Search for the missing has been initiated since early this morning, Regmi said.

Many people could not save their lives as the landslide occurred when they were asleep. However, some people had narrowly escaped the death trap.

As some of the bodies were found in parts it was difficult to identify the deceased, said Police Inspector Prakash Singh Bhandari, who was involved in the search operations.

The landslide had swept away 40 households. Most of the houses are beyond recognition. The rivulet is flowing through the human settlement.

CPN (Masal) urges for rescue and relief of Dhorpatan landslide survivors

Kathmandu, Sept 4, The CPN (Masal) has urged one and all to provide support in the rescue and relief of the landslide occurred at Dhorpatan of Baglung.

Masal’s general-secretary Mohan Bikram Singh on Thursday urged the authorities concerned to intensify the search of the missing in the landslide.

The landslide that occurred on Wednesday midnight had caused loss of lives and properties at Dhorpatan municipality-9, Bobang of Baglung.

Some people had escaped the fatal incident while the local swollen rivulet had taken away some of them in course of their attempt to save their lives.

As of Friday morning, 14 bodies were retrieved from landslide debris.