The flooding caused by the swollen Melamchi river since Saturday has so far swept away 60 houses and sheds.

Fifty-five houses were washed away in Kiul, Chanaute, Gyalthum and other areas while five structures were swept away in Talamarang and Melamchi, informed Superintendent of Police (SP) Rajan Adhikari, at the District Police Office, Sindhupalchowk.

According to SP Adhikari, the houses which were filled with debris due to the massive floods on June 15 have been further damaged by the Saturday floods.

These houses were empty and stranded as the earlier flooding in June had rendered them uninhabitable.

SP Adhikari further added that Chanaute Gyalthum and Dhunger Bazar are still at risk of flood.

Police and Nepali Army personnel and locals are involved in the evacuation process in Dhunger Bazar of Helambu Rural Municipality-4.

The flooded river is running through Chanaute bazaar.

Meanwhile, efforts are underway to divert the river to its old course.

The flooding has put the only bridge linking the Mid-Hill Highway, Melamchi, Chautara and Panchpokhari at risk.

Similarly, four animal sheds, a concrete bridge and a suspension bridge, a furniture industry and a radio building have been washed away by the flood while Bahunpati bazaar is also at risk of being swept away.