Incessant rainfall inundates 300 houses in Hemja,15 other houses still at risk of inundation

Published On: June 26, 2022 08:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KASKI, June 26: Over 300 houses in Hemja of Pokhara Metropolitan City-25 in Kaski district have been inundated due to incessant rainfall since Friday night. 

The canal at Chaurashi in Suikhet of Hemja burst out and entered into human settlement leading to inundation of houses in Sundari Chowk and Myagdi Chowk on Friday night, according to ward chairperson Motiraj Timalsina. 

Around 500 people have been displaced due to inundation and landslides. Additional 15 houses are at high risk of inundation, it was shared. No human casualty was reported in the incident since the affected locals were relocated to safer places, informed Timalsina.

Landslides have rendered two houses inhabitable and caused harm to some livestock. Details of the damages are being collected, informed DSP Sundar Tiwari at the District Police Office in Kaski.

Meanwhile, 11 houses at Shyalghari in Pokhara Metropolitan City-16 are at high risk of landslides. Ward chairperson of the same ward, Amrit Sharma said that those at risk of landslides should be relocated to safety at the earliest.


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