Flood sweeps bridge at Barhabise

CHAUTARA: Flood and landslide triggered by the incessant rainfall have swept away a concrete bridge over a local Sandi stream at Barhabise Bazaar on Saturday night.

It has resulted in disruption of vehicular movement, creating hassles for the people especially from Barhabise Municipality and Bhotekoshi Rural Municipality, informed Police Inspector at Area Police Office, Barhabise, Yadav Thapa.

Twenty-two houses of Barhabise bazaar area have been waterlogged after the settlement was flooded.

The Chinese government had constructed the 40-feet long bridge in 2024 BS.

Mud and sands have piled up to five feet on the roadsides. Three excavators have been used to remove the landslide debris, added Thapa.

According to the Engineer at the Road Division Office, Charikot, preparation was underway to install a bailey bridge there.