Flooded Dordi Khola sweeps away 14 houses in LamjungAccording to Dordi Rural Municipality officials, around 150 houses in the area are at high risk of floods from Dordi Khola.
At least 14 houses were swept away after the flooded Dordi Khola entered settlements at Dordi Rural Municipality in Lamjung.
According to Chandra Bahadur Gurung, a ward member of the rural municipality, 11 houses in the Hilebazar area and three houses downstream were swept away in the flood triggered by incessant rains since Tuesday morning.
“As soon as the floodwaters started entering the settlement we ran uphill to save ourselves,” said Gurung,
Chairman of the rural municipality Om Bahadur Gurung said around 150 houses in the area are still at high risk of flooding.
The flood also damaged electricity poles disrupting power supply in the area.
Vice-Chairman of the rural municipality Dil Bahadur Ghale informed that the flood has swept away concrete as well as thatched houses in the area.
“The flood swept away houses while some lie buried in the flood debris,” said Ghale. “Certain sections of roads have also been damaged.”
The displaced people from Dordi are currently taking shelter at a local school building, said Gurung.
Chief District Officer Hom Prasad Luitel informed that the people of Hilebazar are in need of relief materials and his office is trying to reach the incident site.
“The road connectivity has been disrupted and we cannot reach there by road,” said Luitel, “We are searching for options to reach the rural municipality.”
Likewise, flooding at Marshyangdi River in Manang has caused massive damage to Naso Rural Municipality.
The flooded river, on Wednesday, swept away a bailey bridge, suspension bridge, Naso Rural Municipality building, border police post and two buildings housing Prabhu Bank and Prime Bank, according to the police.
DSP Subas Khadka informed that the flood has also swept away the Small Hydropower Project and five hotels in Dharpani.
“The electricity has been cut off in the area for the past three days and we just got hold of the people in the affected area,” said Khadka, “A health post in Thonche has also been swept away in the flood.”
Chief District Officer Bishnu Lamichhane informed that the flood has caused damage to bridges and buildings housing government, police, bank offices and hotels.
“Following the disaster, Dharpani locals have taken shelter at Odar village,” said Lamichhane, “The flood has put all the surrounding areas at risk while it has also caused damage to several road sections in the area.”