Flood sweeps away bridge in Butwal

BUTWAL: A flash flood reportedly swept away a bridge over the Tinau River in Butwal of Rupandehi district on Tuesday.

The bridge linked Buddhanagar and Devinagar of the district.

The flood swept away the bridge when a police team was heading towards the settlement to rescue people on the bank of the river, informed the District Police Office, Butwal.

The DPO informed that the sudden rise in the water level has put more than 6,000 people residing around the river at risk.

Apart from that, locals of Motipur, Semlar and Pharsatikar have also been adversely affected from the flood and the people there have been displaced.

SSP Mahendra Khadka of the DPO informed that police are working to shift the people to a safer place.