The overnight flood also destroyed a motorable bridge along the Khimti-Betali road, disrupting the transport service. A 700-metre long stretch of the road was also washed away, cutting off many villages in the north from the rest of the district.
Twenty-six electricity poles and several hectares of paddy field were also damaged.
Police at Khimti Bazaar said floodwaters from the local Khahare stream also breached a section of the embankment, inundating the settlement and damaging at least one house.
Flood in the Khanikhola stream also damaged a part of Khimti-Khanikhola road, obstructing movement of traffic. The flood also damaged the reserve tank of a local drinking water project. Published: 2017-07-17 08:13:03
CDO Khatri said the District Natural Disaster Rescue Committee will distribute emergency relief in the flood-affected areas on Monday.