Incessant rainfall leaves many Bhaktapur areas waterlogged

BHAKTAPUR: Bhaktapur and Madhyapur Thimi areas have become waterlogged due to deluge caused by the swollen Hanumante River following torrential rain last night.

Settlements including the temporary camp sheltering earthquake victims at local Jagati and Barahisthan have been inundated. Similarly, settlements at Radhe Radhe and Kamerotar land pooling project in Madhyapur Thimi have also become waterlogged.

Local residents have not been able to come out of their houses as hundreds of houses have been inundated since midnight on Wednesday.

The entire stretch from Radhe Radhe to Nikosera has been inundated, a local Purushottam Karki said. Water has accumulated up to four feet from the land surface. The water has entered the ground floor of several houses in the area. Shops and stores are all closed due to the inundation.

Likewise, areas on both sides of Araniko Highway from Chardobato to the way leading to Balkot are waterlogged in Madhyapur Thimi. The low-lying areas in Gaththaghar are also facing inundation. Madhyapur Hospital and surrounding areas have also been water-logged.

The landless squatters' settlement at Jadibuti is completely inundated due to flooding caused by the swollen Manohara river. "We are in such a situation that neither can we go out of the house nor can we stay inside," expressed local Amar Thapa.