‘Over 250 houses in jhapa at flood risk’

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, BANIYANI (JHAPA)

Jul 12, 2017-

Two hundred and seventy-seven houses in Jhapa district are at high risk of flooding, according to the Nepal Red Cross Society’s Natural Disaster Management Department.

A study conducted by the department has found that different rivers and streams in 

the district have spilled over their banks because of monsoon rains, flooding farms and homes.     

Floodwaters from Ratuwa River are already advancing towards a human settlement in south of Kamal Rural Municipality, threatening to swamp homes and farmlands. 

Lokraj Dhakal, president of Nepal Red Cross Society, Jhapa, said around 150 homes in the area are at high risk of flood.

Similarly, 125 houses of Bhadrapur Municipality are in danger as the water level in Mechi River is rising because of heavy rainfall. In Mechinagar-15, flood in Ninda River has threatened two nearby houses.

Security agencies have been kept on standby should the need for emergency rescue operation arises.

Published: 12-07-2017 07:56

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