Incessant rainfall causes great havoc across the nation

Kathmandu, June 18: The incessant rainfall for the past three days have caused great havoc affecting normal life across the nation.

In Udaypur district, normal life has been hit hard in Udaypur district due to rain occurred from the last night.

All the transport services operating from the district headquarters, Gaighat, to Phattepur of Saptari district via Beltar, Basaha and Hadiya have been disrupted due to flood on local rivulets following the incessant rainfall, said transport entrepreneur, Dambar Singh Khadka.

Similarly, transport services of hilly areas in the district have been completely disrupted and there was possibility of inundation of the  eastern part of the district, according to Area Police office, Beltar.

Likewise, in Myagdi, transport services in rural areas have remained closed along with the continuous rainfall due to landslides triggered at different parts in rural areas following the incessant rainfall.

Secretary of the Myagdi Bus and Jeep Operating Committee, Suman Shrestha, said that different rural roads including Jhin, Kuhun, Rakhu, Jhamkili, Shikha and Barangja have been obstructed.

Similarly, Beni-Jomsom, and Beni-Darbang road sections are also obstructed.

Passengers have been compelled to change vehicle in two places along the 26-kilomter Beni-Darbang highway.

The landslides have hit hard people of 15 VDC of western part of the district.
Likewise, Singa VDC-based Sibalaya Primary School has been closed after it's building was in the risk due to encroaching of Myagdi river.

A meeting of the School Management Committee held on Monday evening decided to close the school from today until rain stop, according to Chairman of the Committee, Dil Bahadur KC.

The river has cut 15 meters towards the school after the river swept away the embankment.

Similarly, in Arghakhachi, property worth Rs. 1.1 million was destroyed by a landslide occurred following the rainfall for the past four days after it swept a house and a cowshed of Chiranjivi Bhusal of Argha VDC-4.

The landslide swept away different goods including clothes and food grains and no human casualty was reported in the incident, said police.

In Siraha district, 21 VDCs in Siraha district are in high-risk of flood due to lack of strong embankments in different rivers including Kamala, mainabati and Gagan.

According to Siraha branch of the Nepal Red Cross Society, 40 VDCs in the district including Aurahi, Madar, Lagadigoth, Bariyarpatti and Saraswor have been taken as flood risk VDCs

Similarly, in Mustang, the flood has swept away a person, whose identity has not been ascertained yet and 15 cowsheds have been swept away by flood on Khahare rivulet at Kagbeni VDC at 9:30 pm on Monday due to incessant rainfall for the past three days, said Sub-Inspector Mohan Gyawali.

The flood has destroyed two houses and transport services have also been disrupted in the district as well as air services have been disrupted due to unfavorable climate.

Similarly, flood on Marpha-based Pankyu rivulet has swept away two houses on Monday night.

All road sections in the district as well as air services from Jomsom to Pokhara have been obstructed for the past two days following the incessant rainfall.

Tourists visiting Mustang and pilgrims visiting the Muktinath have been facing problems due to disruption of traffic services.

Likewise, in Pyuthan, property of tens of thousands has been gutted due to continuous rainfall.

The rainfall has destroyed a house of Rima Gharti of Phopli-9, said police.
Similarly, the landslide triggered on Monday night has displaced seven families of Dalit settlement at Phopli-2, according to the District Police Office.

In Nepalgunj, people of the VDCs in Banke district, which are in high-risk of flood, have started to shift to safer places with the increase of water level on Rapti river and Duduwa river due to incessant rainfall for the past three days.

Mainly locals of Holiya VDC in the district have started to move towards safer places as there are mostly affected by flood and inundation.

However, the District Administration Office (DAO), Banke, has called people in the area not to be panic as the water level on Rapti river is very below than the risk.
Assistant Chief District Officer, Chakrapani Pandey, said that the Dao has disseminated information to people of different VDCs including Holiya, Matehiya, Gangapur, Narainapur, Phattepur and Laxmanpur to be high alert viewing the possibility of increasing of water level.

Similarly, in Bhairahawa, d8ifferent ward no. of the Siddharthanagar Municipality and some government offices have been inundated due to incessant rainfall.
Different places of the Municipality including Paklihawa, Bhandi Bazaar, Darkhasawa, Gallamandi, Jyotipath, Devkota Chowk and Siddhartha Bus Park as well as office of the National Trading Ltd., Immigration Office, District Police Office, among others have been inundated.

Service recipients have been hit hard due to inundation of government offices.  RSS

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