Slums on river banks inundated after torrential rainfall

KATHMANDU: Some slum areas on the bank of Bagmati and Dhobikhola were inundated in the Kathmandu Valley after torrential rainfall on Sunday night and in the wee hours of Monday morning.

As swollen rivers entered the settlements, dwellers were left panic-stricken in the odd hours. Some vacated their shanties in search of safer place while some spent their night salvaging their belongings.

The slums in Bhimsengoal and Shantinagar on the bank of Bagmati River and in Bijulibajar on the bank of Dhobikhola were worst affected.

The 24-hour rainfall in Kathmandu till 8:45 am this morning was 67.0 mm, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division.