Nepal – Deadly Landslide in Baglung

Disaster authorities in Nepal reported that a landslide triggered by heavy rain has left 3 people dead and 7 injured, 3 of them critically, in Baglung district.

The landslide struck in Tamankhola Rural Municipality late on 04 August, 2019, burying at least 5 houses.

Local media said that the 3 critically injured victims were airlifted to Kathmandu by a Nepal Army helicopter on 05 August.

Nepal’s Flood Forecasting Division, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, warned that further heavy rain could trigger flooding in western areas, including Elam, Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Saptari, Siraha, Udaipur, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Bara, Parsa, Chitwan, Makawanpur, Sindhuli and surrounding districts of Shravan.

Nepal has been plagued by landslides, flooding and heavy monsoon rainfall since mid-July. On 11 July torrential rain left 29 dead and dozens missing. The heavy rain continued, causing further flooding and landslides. By 15 July authorities reported 64 fatalities and by 01 August, 117 people had died as a result, with 80 injured and 38 still missing.