Monsoon flooding in Jhapa: One dead, 749 displaced
BIRATNAGAR:- A person died, next one went missing and 749 others were displaced after the Kankai and other rivers in Jhapa district were swollen.
According to the District Police Office, Jhapa, the deceased has been identified as Rajesh Ganesh, 35, of Jhapa Rural Municipality-5 in the district while 33-year-old Hiran Rai has gone missing.
The former had gone to Biring River to take a bath while the later to Mechi River, police said.
Spokesperson of the District Police Office, Jhapa, Rakesh Thapa said that as many as 749 households from Jhapa Rural Municipality, Gaurigunj Rural Municipality and Sibasatakshi Municipality were inundated when the water level in the Kankai River rose and entered their settlements.
The other small streams have also swollen due to the incessant rainfall for some days.
Likewise, a total of 550 people of 114 household that were engulfed by flood in Kumarkhod in the Jhapa Rural Municipality have been shifted to a safer shelter in support of the Nepal Red Cross Society and Nepal Police.
Rescue operations have been undertaken in joint efforts of the Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepal Army while resettlement of those at high risks of monsoon-induced disasters has been undertaken by the local units and Nepal Red Cross Society.
Meanwhile, 30 households at Biratnagar Metropolitan City-12 were inundated due to swollen Kesaliya River. A total of 150 people were rescued and shifted to a safer shelter, informed Biratnagar Metropolitan City ward no 12’s ward chair Hiralal Kamat.
Another three houses were inundated at ward no 6 of the metropolitan city due t o flood in Kesaliya River, informed ward police office Biratnagar ‘A’ DSP Bed Prasad Gautam.