Two dead, 900 households displaced due to floods in Jhapa

JHAPA: Two people died and some 900 households have been displaced due to floods in Mechi, Ninda, Biring, Kankai and Ratuwa among other rivers, in the district.

The deceased have been identified as Kali Bahadur Limbu (64) of Goldhap and Tekendra Khadka (36) of Gauradaha in the district.

Babulal Mardi (18), an Indian national residing in Kumarkhod-4 of the district, has been deemed missing. According to the Jhapa chapter of Nepal Red Cross Society, Mardi is believed to have been swept by the flood.

Authorities are working to calculate the damage caused by the floods, shared NRCS district President Lokraj Dhakal.

The rainfall in the district in the last 24 hours has been recorded at 97.40 milimetre.