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Flood risk looms large in Dhading

Himalayan News Service

Dhading, July 14

Human settlements on the banks of Aagrakhola and Maheshkhola are at high risk of flood after the water level increased in the rivers due to continuous rainfall in Dhading district.

Hundreds of labourers have been sheltering in temporary huts on the banks of the rivers for a long time. They are at a high risk of floods after the water level in the rivers increased with the onset of monsoon. As many as 30 families are living near the bridge of Aagrakhola, 12 in Jaljule, 20 in Liti Dovan, 20 in Lapsebagar, and 20 in Sundarbasti of Maheshkhola.

According to Thakre Rural Municipality, people were alerted. The rural municipality Chair Ram Kumar Acharya, said people were aware of the risk of flood. “We have urged them to stay in safe places until the weather improves,” he added.

Gokul Giri, a local of the rural municipality, went missing after Nigalekhola swept him away on Friday. He had gone missing after being swept away by the river while returning home from the paddy field. Police said Raj Kumar Thakuri of Benighat Rorang Rural Municipality, who had gone missing after being swept away by a local river on Friday, was found dead at Malekhu River yesterday.

Incessant rainfall has destroyed almost all the roads in the district.

Meanwhile, District Police Office, District Administration Office, Red Cross, and other local levels in Dhading have issued notice to the public requesting them to adopt safety measures to protect themselves from disasters that may occur anytime.

A version of this article appears in print on July 15, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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