As of July 8, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) reported that the total number of deaths caused by the monsoon-induced disaster had risen to 51, with 35 injured and 60 missing.
Similarly, from June 14 to the present, 548 infrastructures have been completely destroyed and 148 have been partially destroyed.
Across the country, floods and landslides caused by torrential rain killed seven people, injured nearly a dozen, and left half a dozen missing in the last 24 hours. In Tanahun, 17 houses have collapsed, displacing 67 families.
Sixty-seven families have been displaced in Tanahu district’s Bandipur Rural Municipality as a result of a landslide caused by heavy rains.
According to Karuna Gurung, vice-chairman of the Rural Municipality, 17 of the 67 houses at risk were completely destroyed, while 15 were partially destroyed. She claimed that the entire Khahare settlement had been displaced. Similarly, four houses in the district’s Ramkot have collapsed, and three others have been partially damaged. In addition, 12 families have been relocated in Dharapani, Ward No. 2.
Three people were killed in Darchula in the last 24 hours, two in Palpa, and one in each of Tanahun and Dang districts.
The water flow in the Saptakoshi and its tributaries Sunkoshi, Bhotekoshi, Tamakoshi, Dudhkoshi, Arun, Tamor, and other rivers is expected to increase, with some reaching near alert levels, while the flow in the Tinau, Kankai, Kamala, Bagmati, and their tributaries is expected to increase significantly until Saturday.
Similarly, the water flow in the Narayani and its tributaries, particularly the Budhigandaki, Trishuli, Marsyangdi, and Kaligandaki, has increased significantly, reaching alarming levels Thursday afternoon.
According to senior divisional hydrologist Bikram Zoowa of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, with the continued activation of monsoon phenomena since Wednesday evening, several regions have been receiving heavy rainfall on a continuous basis (DHM).
According to the DHM’s Meteorological Forecasting Division on Thursday, the current monsoon trough will remain active in many parts of the country until Saturday afternoon, including Provinces Nos. 1, 2, Bagmati, and Lumbini.