Incessant rainfall since last night has inundated most of the human settlements in Dhangadi Sub-metropolitan City.

Floodwater has gushed into houses and shops at Bishalnagar, Milanchowk, Parkmode, LN Chowk, among other places, at Ward-3 of the sub-metropolis.

Lok Karki of Dhangadi Sub-metropolitan City-3 said that most of the houses of Ward No 3 were inundated. "Every year rainfall inundates many houses in Bishalnagar. Inundation has hit people's movement hard from Chauraha to Parkmode," said Karki.

Information officer of Kailali DAO Shivraj Joshi said that floodwater had gushed into dozens of houses in Dhangadi. "Final details of the damage are yet to be collected," added Joshi. Haphazard sale of public properties such as lakes, ponds and canals has led to the inundation problem, locals say.

Flood has damaged the culvert that used to link postal highway with Ring Road. The damage has adversely affected people's movement in Fulbari area too.

A version of this article appears in the print on August 14 2021, of The Himalayan Times.