Floods wreak havoc in JhapaSquatter settlements along the river banks have been most affected by the floods, police said.
Several settlements in Jhapa have been inundated due to the floods in Mechi, Ratuwa, Mawa, Kamal and Kankai rivers.
According to the District Police Office, Jhapa, squatter settlements along the river banks have been most affected by the floods.
Police informed that more than 100 houses in wards 4 and 5 of Gauradaha Municipality have been inundated after floodwaters from the Ratuwa River entered settlements in Telia Dangi of Gauradaha-6.
Flood waters from the Mechi river have inundated more than 100 houses in different wards of Bhadrapur.
Forty houses have been inundated in wards 3 and 4 of Shivasatakshi Municipality while 90 houses in Milan Basti of Jhapa-1 have been inundated due to floods in the Kamal River.
Flood-affected residents in Gauriganj Rural Municipality have been shifted to a nearby school after the flood waters entered 15 houses in ward no 4.
According to the victims, a chicken farm in Shivasatakshi Municipality ward no 4 was destroyed in the floods killing 1,200 chickens and inflicting damage worth Rs 1 million.
Likewise, 33 people have been displaced after floodwaters from the Aduwa River entered a settlement in Gaurigaun of Barhadashi Municipality.
Police said that the floods have damaged various areas of the district and they are assessing the damage, adding that no human casualties have been reported in the district so far.