Floods hit 200 Bardiya families

Bardiya, July 25:

Floods in streams and the Bahai river triggered by incessant rains since yesterday have affected at least 200 households. Following the mayhem, standing paddy crops in large areas also suffered extensive damage.

According to the Bardiya district police office, today’s flood displaced over 100 households at Taswa village in Mohammedpur VDC of the district. Taswa villagers were also forced to shift

lock, stock and barrel to higher places.

Constable Hemant BC at the district police control office said rescue teams of the police have been rushed from the district headquarters Gulariya to the site. He added that no human casualty occurred.

Flood in the Babai river also damaged a bridge and a culvert, flooding over 100 houses in Belwa VDC-7. Occupants of the flooded houses shifted to a nearby village on higher ground.

The flood in the river

also damaged paddy crops on 15 bighas of land in Padnaha VDC, police said. So far no loss of human life has been reported.

Saptari villages submerged

Rajbiraj: Seven villages in Saptari district were inundated on Wednesday after the Khando river overflowed and entered into human settlements. Bamangamakatti, Topa, Koiladi, Kobarsain, Mahadeva, Katti and Sakarpur are under floodwaters.

As the Khando river was flooded due to rains for the last three days, the villages were submerged, said one Bindeshwor Mandal of Topa. Villagers started moving away from villages in search of safe places since early morning today, he added.

The Rajbiraj-Hanumannagar road section has also been inundated, Mandal said. — HNS