Awaken Nepal

Water overflows from Kaligandaki landslide dam

KATHMANDU: Water found a way out from the top of landslide dam after 16 hours of blockage of the Kaligandaki River at Ramche of Myagdi district.

The Nepal Police headquarters said water started overflowing the landslide dam at around 5:15 pm today.

The river was blocked due to massive landslides triggered by series of earthquakes

The landslide dam extended more than one kilometre upstream, and its depth was said to be more than 100 metres in the afternoon.

In these photographs posted by Gokul Chhetri on Twitter, water level is seen rising (left) and overflowing the landslide dam at Baiseri of Ramche VDC, Myagdi.

Landslides had started at around 1 am in the wee hours of today morning and continued throughout the day.

As many as 123 people — of 10 households in Ramche VDC and 16 households in Bhagawati VDC– living on the banks of Kaligandaki River have been displaced by the landslides.