Heavy rain brings massive flood to Bhotekoshi River

MELAMCHI: Human settlements in Tatopani, Barhabise, Lamosanghu and Khadichaur of Sindhupalchok are at high risk of inundation due to a massive flood in the Bhotekoshi River.

Water flow in the river has significantly increased due to the incessant rainfall since Tuesday night.

Human settlements on the river bank were evacuated and so far no human casualty has been reported, said SP Rabindra KC of the District Police Office, Sindhupalchok.

The incessant rainfall has triggered deadliest flood in a decade in the river.

The flooded river has caused land erosion at Jambu along the Araniko Highway.

Police said that the Bandeu-Tatopani road section has been obstructed due to a landslide at Jure.

People of those areas have been warned to move to safer places, police said.

Continuous downpour and flood have also caused disturbance in the district's communication system


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