Monsoon rain cripples life in far-west region

DHANGADI: Life in the far-western region has gone haywire due to incessant rainfall for the past three days.

Landslides in various places of the region have obstructed rural roads.

The toad along Bhimdatta Highway that connects many rural areas of Kailali suffered severe damages due to the landslips.

Similarly, landslides occurred at Raduwa Khola along the Dadeldhura-Dipayal road section at Dr K I Singh Highway. Dipayal-Bogtan, Dipayal-Bajhang-Pithalne, and Dipayal-Napani road sections have also been obstructed due to landslides in over a dozen places.

The landslides have obstructed Raduwa-Ganeshpur road in Dadeldhura, Koteli road, and Dadeldhura-Bhageshwor road section.

Vehicular movement in Achham and Bajhang has been halted due to road obstruction stranding hundreds of passengers.

Sunil Babu Panta, engineer at far-west Road Division Office, said that bulldozers were being used to clear the debris for immediate resumption of vehicular movement in the districts.

A large chunk of arable land has eroded due to flooded rivers.

According to Achham DSP Dilip Singh Deuba, the flooded Budhiganga River has swept away over hundred hectare land and turned it into a desert. Books worth around three million rupees were damaged when a stationery shop belonging to Dhruba Shah got inundated due to heavy shower in Mangalsen.

A four-room building of Kedarnath Secondary School in Sarmauli of Bajhang was ravaged due to heavy rainfall.

Several settlements in Shivanagar, Geta, Lalbojhi, Pathraiya, Bhajani, Dhansinghpur, Hasuliya among other VDCs have been inundated in Kailali.