Unseasonal rainfall followed by landslides and floods destroyed property worth more than Rs four crore in Jananath Rural Municipality of Bajura.

The rural municipality employment coordinator Laxman Joshi said that the flooded Juddi Khola had also swept away the rural municipality office.

Chairman Kali Bahadur Shahi of the rural municipality said that the office building along with other property of the rural municipality were swept away after the water level in the river increased and eroded the land.

Flood occurred in Juddi Khola at Ward No 2 and 3 of the rural municipality after the continuous rainfall on October 19. The flood destroyed as many as 14 houses, police post, temporary COVID-19 hospital and assembly hall of the rural municipality. The COVID hospital had to halt its services from October 18 following the same. According to the rural municipality, the facility at the hospital has remained halted for the last two weeks. The patients are compelled to go to Kolti-based health facility after the closure of the service.

Chief Administrative Officer Kumba Raj Joshi said that the rural municipality had been providing the service to the people through temporary structures built with zinc sheets. Furniture, documents, medicines, computers, laptops and playground, among others, were swept away. Joshi said that the service was affected in the rural municipality following the same.

A version of this article appears in the print on October 31, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.