Active monsoon brings heavy rain; Sudurpaschim mostly affected

Incessant rain in Sudurpaschim; three dead, normal life badly affected


October 19, 2021


Active monsoon brings heavy rain; Sudurpaschim mostly affected

KATHMANDU: Heavy rain has been caused due to the activation of two weather systems at once, meteorologists said.

Abrupt changes in the weather have adversely affected diverse sectors across the country.

Nepal has recently witnessed the joint impacts of low-pressure systems active in the Bay of Bengal and Central India now moving to the Northside and the westerly wind system.

Senior meteorologist Raju Pradhananga told RSS that the systems have caused heavy rain. It will have an impact up to Thursday morning, he said. The weather will gradually open from Thursday afternoon. The system was active since October 17.

Western Nepal, especially Sudur Paschim province has been badly affected due to the coming together of the two systems. The country has focused its attention on the relief and rescue of flood and landslide survivors following the heavy rain.

Through detailed assessment of loss and damage is yet to be ascertained, the natural disaster is reported to have affected over 12 districts. Four people, including two in Doti and one each in Dadeldhura and Kalikot, have so far died in the disastrous events.

According to Province Police Office, Bishnu Awasthi, 32, of Ganyapdhura rural municipality-1 of Dadeldhura died when he was stuck into the debris while jumping off above his house.

The province police office further shared that 11-year-old Ashish Kunjeda and 14-year-old Sagar Kunjeda died after the incessant rain-triggered landslide swept away the house of Bir Bahadur Kunjeda of Sayal rural municipality-6, Mellek village in Doti district.

A landslide occurred at Amargadhi municipality-1 of Dadeldhura completely damaging the house of Bhim Rawal, a local. Dewaki Rawal and Grish Rawal were injured in the incident.

The loss and damage caused by the torrential rain have yet to be ascertained. Vehicular mobility has been disrupted due to landslides in Bhasubhir and Sallaghari along the Dhangadhi-Dadeldhura Highway, Jayaprithvi Highway, and Chaurapati area of Achham, among others.

Nepal Police and Armed Police Force have been mobilized for the relief and rescue in the needed areas.

(Narayan Dhungana/RSS)