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Rains, floods wreak havoc across country; two dead, one missing

Author/Source : Kantipur
Publish Date :Wed, 25 Jul 2007

Kantipur Report
DANG/ MAHOTTARI, July 25 - Heavy rainfall and floods have brought normal life to a standstill in eastern and western Nepal for the third day running.
One person was swept away when a river burst its banks in Dang while many in eastern Nepal were rendered homeless due to rising water levels.
A resident of Halwaar VDC-4, Nimraj Khanal, 24 was found dead Wednesday morning, the District Police Office, Dang said. Khanal was swept away by a flash flood while he was crossing Kala Khola along Ghorahi-Tulispur road Tuesday evening, the police added.

In a separate incident in Sindhuli, a woman went missing this morning, reportedly swept away when she went to bathe in the Sunkoshi River, bordering Sindhuli and Udaypur districts. 
She has been identified as 24-year-old Angira Khadka of Ratnawoti VDC.
Normal life in Mahottari district was also severely affected as the monsoon continued to pound the region.
According to our local correspondent, patients in the Jaleshwor District Hospital were stranded after the hospital roof collapsed following heavy rainfall on Tuesday.
At least a dozen villages in Saptari district have been inundated after a dam built in the Saptakoshi River was swept away. 
In neighbouring Sunsari district, Mahendranagar, Prakashpur, Madhuwan, Kusaha and some villages were also submerged.
Floods battered and washed away Jyoti Pre-primary School building at Dadhuwaa in Pulachour VDC -7 in Myagdi district on Wednesday.
17 families of the Dalit community in Myagdi were rendered homeless after a landslide occurred at Dholthana in Ghatan VDC.
Similarly, landslides have disrupted transport services in Pyuthan at Dampti Bahane road and Dahawan Tila. 
The Katari-Okhaldunga stretch of the Siddhicharan Highway remained obstructed due to the torrential rainfall.
The Hardeni-Udayapur section of the road in Udaypur has also been obstructed after the road section was struck by a landslide. The highway is the only way to transport commodities to Okhaldhunga, Solukhumbu, and other adjoining areas.
Nepalgunj threatened by more floods
One 35-year-old Shashi Poudel died when the roof of his house collapsed due to the heavy rainfall in Chapagaudhi, Kohalpur-4 in Banke on Wednesday evening at around 4:30.
Meanwhile, most parts of Nepalgunj have been flooded.
Roads have been obstructed due rising water levels, in some areas up to 3 feet following continuous rainfall throughout Wednesday.
The Nepalgunj bus park area is under water. Around five homes have been badly affected by the water while some owners have been forced to flee their homes. The Tibhuwan Chowk area has been reportedly inundated up to knee level.
Similarly, Dhambojji, Bageshwori temple premises, Shahid Setu B. K. Chowk, the District Police Office and the dental hospital are also partly submerged.
The locals have asked the government for immediate help.