Flood sweeps away three persons in Far West

DIPAYAL/MAHENDRANAGAR: Floods resulted from incessant rainfall over the last five days have swept away three persons in different districts of the Far West region on Sunday.

Harka Bahadur Bhandari (44) of Gholtada, Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality-6 of Doti district was swept away by the Seti River this morning.

DSP Dipak Kumar Basnet said his body has not been recovered yet.

Likewise, Bir Bahadur Rawal drowned in the Rajghat River in Kailali on Sunday.

The 50-year-old person was swamped away by the River while he was crossing it to feed his cattle in Ramshikharjhala-2 of the district.

His body was recovered from 200 metres down the River. 

Meanwhile, Ammar Dhanuk (35) of Bhimdutta Municipality-2 was also swept by the Kamikate River in Kanchanpur.

Dhanuk who had gone missing since 1 pm today is yet to found, according to police.

It has been learnt that he was under the influence of alcohol.

Meanwhile, one Harka Negi (20) of Chaumala-4, Kailali was rescued by police from the Shivaganga River.

Torrential rainfall for last five days has thrown life out of gear in the region. Roads in hilly districts have been blocked by landslides and floods.

Various places of Kailali and Kanchanpur districts of Tarai have been inundated.

As many as 150 houses in Kutiyakabar, Dodhara-9 of Kanchanpur were affected after inundation in Mahakali and Jogbudha, police said.

SP Rajendra Prasad Chaudhary of the District Police Office, Kanchanpur said 37 families have been resettled into a nearby school whereas others are staying at neighbours’ houses. 

Chaudhary informed that police are conducting rescue operations in other affected areas. 

Source: THT