BHOJPUR: Rain-fed local streams swept away more than half a dozen suspension bridges in different parts of Sankhuwasabha yesterday night.

The flooded Pawakhola has washed away a bridge that used to connect Chasuwatar with many villages.

Likewise, a bridge connecting Sisuwatar to Ikhuwa has also been destroyed by the flood, said VDC Secretary Mahendra Parajuli.

The flood ripped off an under construction bridge at Ikhuwa.

Police said that floods had washed away Nammring Bridge connecting Bala VDC with Tamku and Aluwa Bridge that used to link Bala VDc-8 with Tamku-8. The flood washed away a bridge at Hewakhola too.

Sankhuwasabha DSP Kamal Thapa said the flooded Arun River had swept away a ferry anchored at Fyaksinda of Num VDC.

Landslide triggered by rains has buried a house belonging to Jung Bahadur Rai at Pathivara VDC-4. The landslide damaged Khanguwa Rural Hydro project at Lakuwa of Tamku VDC.

District police office said police personnel were deployed to the area near Induwakhola after locals reported about landslide and damage caused by it. Karmarangkhola has changed its course and inundated a human settlement at Sirutar. Locals of Sirutar have fled to the upper regions for their safety.

Meanwhile, a landslide has stranded as many as 16 families at Kanduwa village of Pawakhola. Landslides in Dumsimara, Bhirkuna and Chapleti Cliff have put the families at risk.

According to Buddhi Bahadur Rai, 60 people from 16 families are stranded between the landslides. Rai appealed for help.