Eastern districts grapple with floods, 3 more deaths reportedThree flood related deaths were reported from Morang and Tehrathum districts on Wednesday.
Three flood related deaths were reported from Morang and Tehrathum districts on Wednesday. With this, flood toll has climbed to five as several districts in the eastern region grapple with monsoon floods.
Morang police said a 47-year-old woman from Tadi village died after being swept away by a rain-swollen stream. A man from Madhumalla village also drowned while trying to get across the flooded Bakraha Nansari river. His body was recovered nearly 700 metres downstream.
Police in Tehrathum said a teenage boy died in the district when he drowned in the Koya river.
At least 100 people were displaced by floods in Bhadrapur, Jhapa. They are taking shelter in a school building, police said.
Meanwhile, an entire settlement at Sarnamati village is at risk of getting washed away by flood waters from a local stream. Krish Murmu, a local man, said they face the problem of floods every monsoon. The villagers rarely get a good night sleep this time of the year, he added.
Around 150 houses in Mechinagar Municipality and 25 houses in Rajgadh in the southern part of Jhapa are also at high risk of floods, District Police Office said.
Continuous rainfall for the past three days has waterlogged many settlements in Chandragadhi, Birtamod, Charali and Sunsari areas.
Police said water levels in Mechi, Biring, Kankai, Kamal and Ninda rivers have risen as a result of monsoon rains in the district.
Rains and floods have also affected the vehicular movement along the Dharan-Dhankuta road.
Bardiya flood victims face problem
Flood victims in Bardiya, who have been living in temporary camps for the past two years, have been affected by monsoon. Rain waters have swamped their camps in Rampurtappar, Baniyabhar and Bansgadhi areas. Around 162 families are living in these camps. Meanwhile, police rescued 25 people who were trapped in the flooded Babai river on Wednesday.