Bhotekoshi River flood sweeps away 15 houses

CHAUTARA: A sudden flood triggered by continuous rainfall in Bhotekoshi River swept away 15 houses at Tatopani area and damaged the Barhabise-Tatopani road section.

Similarly, the flood swept away a bridge and two tippers parked near the Liping-based Customs Office, Chief District Officer Gokarnamani Duwadi of Sindhupalchok said.

The flood eroded 50 metres road segment at Jambu along the Barhabise-Tatopani road section and caused landslides in its multiple sections.

Incessant rain in Tatopani area since last night and in the neighbouring Tibet for the past few days might have caused a deadly flood in the river, Duwadi said.

However, no human casualty has been reported so far.

Though water level in the river has relatively decreased, it is flowing at 1.5 metres higher than the normal days, Duwadi informed.