Koshi may wreak more havoc

Sankhuwasabha, August 25:

The water flow in the Saptakoshi River is not likely to subside anytime soon as the hilly and mountainous districts of the eastern development region have been witnessing incessant rainfall.

Rainfall has not ceased in Sankhuwasabha, Dhankuta, Bhojpur, Terhathum and other districts for nearly a week. Water levels in many constituent rivers of Saptakoshi such as Arun and Tamor are still high.

Arun, the biggest river of the Saptakoshi constituents, that meets Saptakoshi in Chatara of Sunsari, is still flooded.

With the flow of water in the tributaries increasing, Saptakoshi might wreak more havoc, according to the Weather Study Centre of the East Foundation in Khandbari.

A member of Human Rights, Peace and Development Promotion Coordination

Committee, Khadga Rai, urged the authorities concerned to take initiatives to relocate the flood victims in safer places at the earliest.

Huge loss of life and property is likely, if the people living in risky areas are not shifted to safer places immediately, meteorologists say.