Monday, May 7, 2012

Human Casualties in Seti River Flood

Update: May 15, (Tue), Seti flash flood toll has risen to 28. Twenty six of the deceased identified. 37 still missing.


Unwarned flood in Seti River, Kaski triggered by avalanche at Mt. Annapurnas on the morning of May 5th has led to loss of human lives and many more still missing. Rescue is underway with a joint team of the Nepal Army, the Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force carrying out a search operation in the flood-hit areas.

A flash flood triggered by a landslide near the Machhapuchhre mountain wreaked havoc, killing people and destroying property. The Seti river swept away dozens of houses, three suspension bridges and 11 vehicles. Road access and electricity in many villages, including Mirsa, Abang, Sadal and Bharabhuri, have been cut off in the wake of the disaster.

Updates from UN OCHA Humanitarian Support Unit Click here


Below, details of human casualties caused by the flood. The data is publicly editable at http://bit.ly/seticasualty. We pray for safety of those still missing and their rescue at the earliest.


publicly editable spreadsheet - http://bit.ly/seticasualty.



1 comment:

  1. It's so important for westerners to remember that Nepal is real life, up close and personal. There is no one here to sue if something goes wrong.

    If the only reason you think you do not want a guide is to save a US or European hours' pay per day think again. So many people come here and volunteer at orphanages where the parents cannot afford to support the child, and then go trekking without a guide. Why not throw 1,000 NRs. a day to a guide so he can support his family? Then you can go home knowing you've done more than play with poor kids. Help them out of poverty by supporting job creation.

    But please do not support the begging industry.

    I write about life here and how tourists can have a great time on a small budget at my blog at http://nepalonabudget.blogspot.com/ But please support the local people so they can support themselves. It's important.

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