Nepal | June 27, 2019

Several Jhapa, Morang settlements inundated after torrential rainfall

Rastriya Samachar Samiti

BHADRAPUR/BIRATNAGAR: Torrential rainfall in the past one week has resulted in many communities being inundated in neighbouring Jhapa and Morang districts.

As many as 125 households in Bhadrapur Municipality-5 of Jhapa have been flooded as the floodwater from Mechi River entered the human settlement.

DSP Hari Prasad Sharma further informed that the water level in the Aduwa River at Birtamod has also increased; consequently obstructing the vehicular movement in Birta Bazaar.

DSP Sharma reported the same along the Birtamode-Bhadrapur route as the flood in Deuniya River has posed a threat to the Harchana Bridge.

Police have warned of risks at various human settlements in Jhapa with the rise in water levels in several rivers.

District offices of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the Agricultural Development Bank Limited (ADBL) and the Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) have also been deluged with heavy rainfall.

Meanwhile, more than 300 families have been displaced after floods in Morang.

No human casualty or loss of livestock has been reported so far; but 1,000 hectares of land have been submerged destroying crops there.

According to the Morang District Police Office, 50 families each in Biratnagar-16 and Govindapur were displaced after flood water entered the settlement.

Also, at least 200 families in Jayannagar and Suga Bazaar and 35 families in Babiyabirta were displaced.

Personnel from the Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force have launched a joint rescue operation to save the families.

The Nepal Red Cross Society has been providing tents and food commodities to families in the affected areas.

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