Baitadi, September 26:

The swollen Seti river continues to wreak havoc in Dhungad VDC of Baitadi district. Few days ago, the Seti entered Dhungad-7, submerging at least 100 houses. Now, five more houses

in Dhungad are in peril.

The river has been eroding land fast, said a former chairman of Dhungad VDC, Bir Bahadur Chand, adding that Chakra Bahadur Mahara and Ram Chunara, among others, were on the verge of losing their houses.

Residents of Dhungad VDC, a proposed site for the construction of a plant for the West Seti Hydel Project, are panic-stricken. They called on authorities to build an embankment to tame the river.

Chand, the former VDC chairman, said the river had destroyed standing crops in 100 ropani of land in Dhungad–7. The displaced have been taking shelter in a building of the Sharada secondary school.

Narendra Chand of Dhungad said that a police team from the Gajari police post had collected details of damages caused by the flooding. Flood victims complained that they had not got nothing in the name of relief. However, chief district officer Tulasi Prasad Poudel termed the situation normal.