Floodwaters from Saptakoshi enters Gobargada settlement in SaptariTwo houses were swept away while 35 other houses have been inundated.
At least two houses were swept away by floods from the Saptakoshi river at Gobargada of Hanumannagar Kankalini Municipality on Thursday.
According to the locals, flood waters began entering the old Gobargada settlement last evening inundating 35 houses.
“The flood-affected locals are currently taking shelter at a local school,” said Shailesh Kumar Sah, mayor of Hanumannagar Kankalini Municipality.
Houses in the settlement have been submerged in around two feet of water.
"The houses of locals Hari Yadav and Shatrughan Yadav were swept away by the Thursday evening flood while other houses in the area are also at risk of erosion and flooding," said Sah.
Every year during the monsoon season, the locals live with the risk of inundation and floods since the settlement is in close proximity to the Saptakoshi river in Saptari district.
Even though the municipality has been introducing plans to relocate the locals from the area to a safer place every year, the locals have refused to migrate elsewhere.
Sah informed that a team under the local ward chairman is taking stock of the damage caused by the flood.
“We are trying to make necessary arrangements for the flood-affected locals,” said Sah.