Ten still missing in Darchula floods, landslides

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Darchula: Ten people are still missing in the rain-induced floods and landslides in Mahakali Municipality in Darchula.

The rainfall since Friday night has taken its toll killing at least five people, and causing a massive property loss in the municipality and Naugadh Rural Municipality.

According to the District Police Office, Darchula, five people have so far confirmed dead in the incidents while ten others are missing. The missing people have been identified as Dhansingh Karki, Dipak Karki and Dinesh Karki of Mahakali-3, Saraswoti Luhar and Mohan Luhar of Mahakali-4, Manamati Shah of Mahakali-2, Manju Luhar of Mahakali-1, and Dinesh Luhar, Sajan Luhar and Daljit Luhar of Mahakali-1.

As police inspector Jagat Gahamagar said, the search efforts for the missing ones were affected as the water level in the river is yet to decrease. The rescue and relief efforts have gone simultaneously.

Now, the temporary shelter arrangements are in place for the survivors. Most of the displaced are taking refuge at relatives’ homes, and at the District Coordination Committee hall. RSS