Eastern region records 47 casualties in landslide and flood

Posted on: August 16, 2017 | views: 124

A total of 47 people lost their lives and 15 people have gone missing in the flood and landslide in the eastern region till this morning.  

A total of 43 people died in flood including 17 people in Morang, 12 in Sunsari, 12 in Jhapa, one in Saptari and two in Udaypur. Similarly, two persons were killed in landslide in Panchthar and one in Ilam, according to the Eastern Regional Office, Biratnagar.

Three persons have gone missing in Panchthar, two in Jhapa, four in Morang and one in Saptari in flood and landslide while three persons sustained injuries in Morang and one each in Saptari and Sunsari. According to the Office, 389 houses suffered complete damages in region. More than 4,500 security personnel have been deployed in flood hit areas for the rescue operation.

Preparation afoot to bring back rhinos swept away by flood

Preparations are underway to bring back the endangered one-horn rhinos that were swept away or dislocated to various places in the country and bordering India by the recent floods.

The Chitwan National Park's authorities were looking out for the missing rhinos for two days and one was found dead while a two-year-old rhino was detected in Indian settlement and four in the jungle areas of Nepal and India.