The residents have been forced out to move to safer places as hundreds of houses were inundated. The dam could not bear the fury of flash floods in the river and was swept away at around 7 pm this evening.
The water gushed forth and entered the human settlements at Gaur-6, Tukuliya and Gaur bazaar. Authorities have swung into action and are trying to evacuate the local residents from the flood-hit areas.
The flood is continuously taking the human settlements under its grip and there could be huge loss of property, according to police.
At least five persons have died and three others are still missing due to floods in different parts of Eastern Nepal. According to Police, hundreds of people have been displaced in different districts in the east.
Meanwhile, as many as 1,200 houses were inundated in Portaha VDC of Saptari district after the Mahuli Embankment was broken away, confirmed the Eastern Regional Police Office, Biratnagar.
Also, as many as 300 houses have been at high risk of flood when the Bakrahakhola (river) in Govindapur VDC eroded land while 30 houses have been completely inundated in Itahara VDC, 40 houses in Hattimudha VDC, said police.
Likewise, in Saptari district, flood in different rivers inundated around a dozen VDCs. As many as 700 houses were inundated due to flood water in Mahuli and Sundari rivers in Maina Kaderi, Barmajhiya, Trikaul, Bairaba, and Portaha, among other VDCs. The flood water also entered in Barmajhiya Bazaar, along the East-West Highway.
In the meantime, District Natural Disaster Control and Relief Committee, Morang held an emergency meeting to find possible solutions to rescue people from flood affected and inundated areas. The meeting chaired by Ganesh Raj Karki, Chief District Officer (CDO), held discussions to manage rescue support to the flood affected and inundated areas.
The meeting also reviewed the rescue efforts made in the initiatives of the committee and thought for possible arrangement for food, shelter, clothes, security, and health condition of the rescued people in the district. The committee has urged the government and non-government organizations to support in data collection and relief distribution to the flood victims.
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