Nepal Today

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

ACHHAM COUPLE BURIED BY LANDSLIDE Kathmandu, 20 June: A couple was buried by landslide at Chaukhutte of Achham district on Wednesday night, RSS reports from Achham. The victims have been identified as 55-year-old Kamar Singh Bogati and his wife Kitthidevi Bogati, 48, of Kadamandu VDC-2, Doti district. The incident took place at 11 p.m. on Wednesday when a landslide fell on their house at Chaukhuttee, police said. Police teams deputed from Doti and Achham districts retrieved the coupleĀ“s bodies this morning, it is learnt. Nnnn VILLAGES IN CHITWAN THRETENED BY FLOODS, LANDSLIDES Kathmandu, 20 June:: Twelve Village Development Committees (VDCs) in Chitwan district are at high risk of flood and landslide, according to the District Disaster Management Committee, RSS reports from Chotwan.. The VDCs situated in the hilly areas are at risk of landslides while those situated in the plains region at risk of floods, said Balram Luintel, a member of the district disaster management committee and the Information Officer at the District Development Committee. Luintel said altogether 22 VDCs in the district are at risk and out of these 12 are at high risk of flood and landslide. The VDCs were categorized as such following a discussion among the stakeholders from the district. There are altogether 36 VDCs and two municipalities in Chiotwan district. VDCs located near the Riu River, the Rapti River and the Narayani River are at high risk of flood during the monsoon. The District Disaster Management Committee has adopted preemptive measures to deal with these disasters, Luintel said. nnnn


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