Incessant rain waterlogs several villages in Banke

Published On: October 10, 2022 10:18 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 10: Most of the local units in Banke district have been inundated due to incessant rain and subsequent flooding for the past few days. 

At least 3,600 people belonging to 500 households have been rendered displaced because of the natural disaster. The most-affected local bodies are Raptisonari, Narainapur and Duduwa rural municipalities. 

The Rapti River flooding has displaced 300 households of Raptisonari Rural Municipality-2, Tikulipur settlement, shared Information Officer at the District Disaster Management Committee, Rupan Gyawali. 

"The displaced are those abandoning homes due to fear," he said. The flood-affected people have been kept at different shelter homes and schools while some of them have returned to their own homes, he added. 

The flood has widely eroded the river embankment. 

Likewise, over 300 residents of Krishi Chauferi of Duduwa Rural Municipality and wards 18 and 20 of Nepalgunj Sub-metropolis have also been displaced due to inundation. The flood has demolished 200 houses in Narainapur. 

Most of the settlements in six wards of the rural municipality have been waterlogged. Rural Municipality chair Istiak Ahamad Sah said that the local people are not in a condition to reside and prepare meals in their homes due to inundation. 

The inundated area has been without electricity for the past four days. Several settlements, including Baniya village, Roshanpurawa, Mahatiniya, Bahabpurawa, Gigali, Rataiya, Kautiya, Kodipur and Pachpedawa, Ghoddanriya, Panditpurawa and Jamunaha have been waterlogged. "Almost all areas here have been waterlogged," he shared. 

A meeting of the District Disaster Management Committee has decided to collect data of the flood survivors and provide dry foods to the affected as part of immediate relief measures.


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