Dang Landslide & Flood Death Toll Reaches 13

The death toll of Dang landslide and flood has reached 13 and four Map-of-Dang-districtmembers of a single family are still missing.

Chief at the Area Police office, Tulasipur, Chakra Raj Joshi, the death toll reached 13 after bodies of seven more people were found till Saturday night.

Before this, two people were confirmed dead in landslide and four after being swept away by Babai River.

Bodies of nine-year-old Lila Khatri of Duruwa-1, Sunita Dangi, 42, of Goltakuri-3, Chetram Upadhyay of Deukhuri, Sher bahadur Oli, 60, of Dhanauri-2 and his wife Khali Oli and their 12-year-old daughter Asmita Oli were found on Saturday.

Similarly, identity of a man found dead on Chiraghat rivulet at Shantinagar on Saturday has not been ascertained yet.

Likewise, condition of four members of a single family–Bel Bahadur Kunwar, 45, his wife Mankali Kunwar, 43, their 10-year-ols son, Shovaram Kunwar and 8-year-old son Khimlal Kunwar, of Panchakule-8 is still unknown.

Ramesh Kunwar, eldest son of Bel Bahadur, said that the flood in Babai river occurred on Thursday swept away his father, mother and two brothers along with house. He said that he was safe as he had gone to his aunt´s house that day.

Property worth millions of rupees was destroyed and 125 houses were swept away and more than 200 houses were waterlogged by the flood in Babai river in Dang. The details of the havoc caused by landslide and flood have to be ascertained yet.

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