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Floods inundate 138 houses in Kailali, Western Nepal, injuring two after continuous rains

(File: This images shows Bhajani Municipality inundated due to flooded Kadha River, in Kailali district, on Friday, July 3, 2020. Hundreds of houses were inundated in Bhajani Municipality and Joshipur Rural Municipality in the district. Photo: RSS

N24 Correspondent, KATHMANDU:- A total of 138 houses have been inundated when the Patharaiya River in Kailali flooded after continuous rains.

One hundred and thirty-eight houses in Janaki Gaonpalika-4 and 7 in East Kailali have been inundated, said Shivaraj Joshi, Information Officer at the District Administration Office. According to him, 80 houses in Ward No. 4 and 58 houses in Ward No. 7 have been inundated.

Joshi said that a team of the Armed Police Force (APF) was deployed to rescue the drowned people.

The local administration has urged the residents of the coastal area to remain vigilant after the Karnali River started flowing in the Shahipur area of ​​Tikapur Municipality-5. Work is also underway to embank the river to prevent further erosion in the area.

Two persons have been injured in a landslide in Lamkichuha Municipality. Gopal Chaudhary, 75, and his wife Gauri Chaudhary, 72, were injured in a landslide in Lamchaichuha Municipality-3, Balchaur on Thursday night, according to the District Administration Office.

Both the injured are undergoing treatment at the local medical center. Similarly, a one-room grocery shop and waiting room of 42-year-old Ganesh Dutta Pandey and a wooden bridge in Godavari Municipality-4 have been washed away by the Godavari River after incessant rains.

Man Bahadur Dhami, a local of Godavari Municipality-12, has destroyed 5-6 paddy fields.

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