Biratnagar, August 29:

Some 200 persons of at least 40 families at Madhumalla in Morang district were displaced as the swollen Bakraha River submerged their houses yesterday.

“The flooded river has breached an embankment in Kaseni,” Morang CDO Madhav Prasad Regmi said. Twenty-five displaced families are taking shelter in Bahumukhi Primary School, while the rest are staying in their relatives’ houses, CDO Regmi said.

CDO Regmi, Superintendent of Police Yogendra Katwal and Local Development Officer Prem Prakash Upreti visited the affected area today and directed authorities to take up flood control measures. “Materials and equipment needed to control the flood have been sent to the site,” CDO Regmi said. The swollen river is causing erosion in Bardanga-7. Police personnel have been mobilised to control the flood.

The Ratuwa River is causing erosion in Maharajasthan of Morang, while in Ilam district, three families were displaced due to a landslide in Pyang-3.

The displaced families of Khadga Bahadur Rai, Chandra Tiwari and Tanka Basnet are putting up in their relatives’ houses, locals said.

A report from Rajbiraj said locals have been ordered to remain alert after the Khando River started eroding land near Bhim Dam yesterday.

“We have begun repairing the dam,” Saptari CDO and chairman of the District Natural Disaster

Rescue Committee Jeebchha Mishra said.