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Rescue and relief work starts in Siraha

Himalayan News Service

Siraha, July 14

With the rainfall stopping, Siraha District Administration Office has stepped up efforts for rescue and relief of flood victims at district headquarters and other local levels in the district.

Siraha Chief District Officer Gopal Prasad Adhikari said teams with relief materials were deployed to flood-hit areas for rescue and relief. Various social organisations and local levels have started distributing relief materials to flood victims.

A team of health workers including doctors with medicines has been sent to floodhit areas to prevent epidemic from spreading.

Floods in Kamala, Gagan, Ghurmi and Balan rivers triggered by incessant rainfall for the past four days have inundated majority of settlements at district headquarters, Kalyanpur, Lahan, Mirchaiya and Sukhipur municipalities and Aaurahi Rural Municipality.

Basbitta of Siraha Municipality, Sarswor of Ward No 12, headquarters Siraha bazaar, Kalyanpur Municipality were the most hit by flood after floodwaters from the Kamala River entered human settlements.

“Efforts are under way to rescue people affected by inundation from Sarswor area,” said CDO Adhikari.

As many as 80 families displaced by the flood are sheltering at Baspitta tole of Siraha Municipality. Work is under way to evacuate 50 families from Milanchowk of Lahan Municipality to a safer place after floodwaters inundated their settlements. They have been kept at Lahan-based Basic School.

The displaced families from Sundarbasti of Karjanha Municipality have been kept at National Fulkumari Mahato Secondary School. The municipality is providing them food and health treatment.

A version of this article appears in print on July 15, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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