Avalanche and floods in Seti River, Kaski district, Nepal - Situation Report: 2
- On the morning of 05 May, 2012, an avalanche in the Annapurna Mountains caused floods in the Seti River, Kaski district in Nepal.
- Total 20 persons confirmed dead and 44 persons missing including 4 children and 3 foreigners and the number of missing is expected to increase. A total of 14 families have been displaced.
- Twenty houses (4 permanent and 16 temporary), two temples and one community building have been swept away by the flood in Tatopani and Machhapuchhre Village Development Committee (VDC).
- One of the two transmission lines conveying raw water to the treatment plant has been severely damaged, such that the quantity of water supply to Pokhara city is roughly half of normal.
- Government deployed emergency rescue, relief and response teams to the disaster sites, opened command post and provided emergency supplies to the affected communities.
- WHO Surveillance Medical Officers (SMOs) stationed at Pokhara is supporting District Public Health Office’s (DPHO) ongoing efforts in responding to the emergencies and representing WHO at the district level meetings.
- WHO Nepal deployed a staff member to Kaski district to support DPHO’s ongoing response.