Nepal – Floods and Landslides Cause Death and Damage in Western and Central Areas

At least 9 people have died after heavy rain triggered landslides and flash flooding in central and western Nepal.

According to Nepal’s disaster management authorities, 2 people died and 7 families were affected after a landslide struck in Ishma Rural Municipality of Gulmi district on 02 July, 2020. In a separate incident, 1 person is missing after a landslide in Musikot Municipality, also in Gulmi, on the same day.

The following day, heavy rain triggered flooding in Aadarsha Rural Municipality of Doti District, affecting 26 families. A few days later, one person died in a landslide in the Purbichauki Rural Municipality of the district on 05 July.

On 04 July flooding and landslides hit Bajhang district. Thirteen families were affected by floods in Bungal Municipality, while major landslide in Kedarasyu Rural Municipality damaged or destroyed 17 homes and left 6 dead and 1 missing.