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Over 53 families became homeless in Darchula district due to heavy flooding


KHALANGA: The Mahakali River swollen after an incessant rainfall for three days triggered floods in swept away over a settlement of landless squatters and other facilities in Darchula district on Monday. Similarly, at least 53 families have been rendered homeless after their houses were swept away by the flooding Mahakali river.

Khalanga, the district headquarters, has become chaotic causing panic among the residents as heavy rain continues to cause flooding. One Saraswati Raikhola, 30, of Dhap-5, has gone missing since this morning after she left for collecting logs nearby the banks of the flood ed river. She is feared dead, locals said.

Likewise, the raging river has swept away Education Training Centre, District Forest Office, some six houses at Galfai, one clinic, Tatopani Temple and four shops at Chapari among other houses. Also, a micro hydropower project at the Brahmadev Kalagadi river have been swept away. The flood also swept away some government offices including some buildings of the District Hospital. The Soil Conservation Office and District Development Office and Khullamanch, among other places, have been declared to be at high risk.

District Police Office Darchula reported that its barracks have been evacuated in view of the flood. Road leading to the district headquarters have been obstructed in many places. Over 200 people have been displaced after the river wrecked its havoc on the settlements on its bank in the district. The river, which borders Nepal and India, has posed threat to the Nepali side as the rainfall has not stopped and the water level is rising.

The rescue teams from the Nepal Army and the Nepal Police helping the residents evacuate from the area to safer sites.

The swollen river has also inundated Titreyaghat area in Bhimdarshan Municipality-13 of Kanchanpur district. Twenty-three sand miners have been stranded in the middle of Titreyaghat due to the flood .

Around 30 huts were swept away on Sunday night in Bagabagad and Rigneta of Khlanga-5. Meanwhile, Baitadi District Administration have issued a notice, alerting the people living on the banks of the Mahakali following massive increase in the water current of the river. Meanwhile there have been reports of loss of properties due to landslide and flood in different parts of the country. Roads have been blocked in different parts of the country due to flood.

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