Hundreds of families have been displaced from their homes after flood swelled rivers entered several settlements in the eastern parts of Kailali district owing to incessant rains since Tuesday night
Hundreds of families have been displaced from their homes after flood swelled rivers entered several settlements in the eastern parts of Kailali district owing to incessant rains since Tuesday night.
Nine wards of Bhajini Municipality have been inundated as floodwaters from Kandhra, Kada, Pathariya and Mohna Rivers entered the settlements since yesterday night.
A team of rescuers from Armed Police Force, Nepal Police and Nepal Redcross Society is relocating the residents to safe places.
Inspector Janak Bahadur Dhami of the Area Police Office, Bhajini informed that settlements in ward nos. 3, 5 and 8 have been completely inundated by the floodwaters.
According to Dhami, floodwaters from Pathariya River has inundated Krishnanager Kadadhik, Chhela, Lalbojhi villages in ward no 8. While the flooded river has also entered Dailekhtol in ward no 3 and Kuliyapur, Dhusi and Janakpur among other villages in ward no 5.
“Efforts are underway to rescue the affected locals and locate them at higher grounds including the postal roads and school buildings,” said Dhami.
One local, Ganga Chaudhary of Thapapur informed that over 1,000 families from Sunafata, Barduwa, Kusumghat, Gorucharuwa and Bandipur have been displaced from their homes.
Likewise, the flooded Mohna River entered settlements at Hasuliya, Bhitrawa, Mohanpur, Shivaratnapur, Belaparsuwa among other villages of Kailari Rural Municipality.
District Police Office, Kailali DSP Pratik Bista informed that the North-Eastern part of the district including Durgauli of Tikapur has been inundated by floodwaters.
“We are yet to determine the extent of damages and the number of people displaced due to the disaster,” said Bista. “Police and locals are working to rescue the stranded locals. However, we haven’t been able to reach every area affected due to inundation.”