Der Seti ist einer der Flüsse, die durch Pokhara führen (die Brücke am Ortseingang).
Glacier break triggers massive flood in Seti River
Saturday, 05 May 2012 12:08
The glacier break from Machhapuchchhre mountain range has triggered a massive flood in Seti River Saturday morning.
It is learnt that the flood has swept away bridges and damaged agriculture fields and drinking water pipes in many places.
Meanwhile, local administration has appealed public not to stay near the river banks. (details to follow)
Flood in Seti frights Pokhrelis‚ as 7 die‚ dozens missing
Flood enters Ramghat of Pokhara
Added At: 2012-05-05 11:31 AM Last Updated At: 2012-05-05 1:26 PM
KATHMANDU: A slide of large masses of snow and ice coming down from Annapurna Mountain range triggered a massive flood in the Seti River on Saturday morning, affrighting Pokhara denizens.
Locals dwelling on the banks of Seti River have been terrified as the floodwater entered from Kharapani --where flood swept away three women, destroyed riverside huts, suspension bridges, trees, and vegetations—to Pokhara, said Mekh Bahadur Gurung of Kharapani.
Preliminary reports say six people among those who were swept away by flooding at different places have been found dead, police said.
The identity of the deceased is yet to be ascertained. One is a foreigner however, police informed.
Three others have been found injured on the river bank, police further said.
The injured are receiving treatment at Manipal Hospital.
Four trucks were swept away by the flooded Seti at Bhujrung Khola of Kaski district in the morning. Bhujrung Khola is 17 kilometers away from Pokhara.
A restaurant owner at Sardi Khola, Mohan Tamrakar, along with a dozen of riverside huts has also been taken away by the flowage.
A picnic bus parked on the bank of Seti River at Kharapani has also been swamped by the flood.
The flood has also entered the Ramghat of Pokhara through Puranchowr, a local told over phone.
Locals have thronged KI Singh Bridge, Mahendra pool, Narayansthan in Pokhara to witness the flooding of the Seti.
Settlements on river banks have been evacuated by the police foreseeing the possible threat.
Avalanche in Annapurna mountain range triggers massive flood in Seti River; five killed, several missing
Saturday, 05 May 2012 12:08
An avalanche in Annapurna mountain range has triggered massive flood in Seti River in Kaski on Saturday, killing at least five people and destroying human settlements along the riverbanks along bridges and crops in a vast area.
At least two dozen people are missing in the floods and three persons were rescued alive. The death toll is expected to rise given the extent of the floods.
The sudden flood swept several houses including hotels at Kharapani area apart from four trucks, one tractor and a bus.
Local news reports said the flood is moving towards Ramghat in Pokhara and there is a sense of terror among the residents. The Kaski local administration has issued an alert, asking the residents to move towards safety.
Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and the Nepal Police personnel are involved in rescue works at different places.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai has directed the security agencies to effectively mobilise search and rescue officials in the affected areas. He also asked them to make necessary arrangements for the re resettlement of the displaced people. nepalnews.com
... es war wohl ein Gletscherseeausbruch!
oder auch nicht. Die Experten scheinen sich noch nicht so 100% sicher zu sein, was die Katastrophe ausgelöst hat.
‘Not GLOF, landslide responsible’
KATHMANDU: Experts said the flash flood in the Seti River could be landslide induced rather than the result of avalanche or Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF). “The debris in the river did not comprise boulders and moraine — associated with glaciers — so the cause was landslide as the water was very muddy,” said Pradeep Mool, glacier expert at International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). Meteorological Forecasting Division said, it’s still unclear what induced the landslide. “It wasn’t an intense rainfall induced flood,” said Mandira Shrestha, water resource expert at ICIMOD. Initially, it was thought an ice avalanche had caused the flood, but later Nepali Army said the flood was due to landslide. (thehimalayantimes.com Last Updated At: 2012-05-06 12:47 AM)