LAMJUNG, June 16: Flooding in the Dordi rivulet has swept away 14 houses and put other 50 houses at risk in Hilebazaar of Dordi Rural Municipality-8 in the district.
Ward chairperson Tul Bahadur Ghale said that the flood in the rivulet following incessant rainfall from Sunday has swept away 14 houses from Tuesday afternoon till this morning.
Out of 160 houses at Hilebazaar, 50 are at risk, he added. Similarly, five-six high-station electric poles have fallen down due to the flood. Movement along the suspension bridge has been disrupted as electric wires have fallen on it.
Roads leading to the district headquarters and rural municipality center from Hilebazaar have also been damaged. The locals have now been kept at Phaleni Secondary School and some houses located in the high area of the bazaar.
Locals said that providing relief materials to the affected areas has been difficult as the flood has damaged roads in the area. Electricity supply has also been disrupted in the area and the water level in the rivulet is increasing.
Ghale shared that they have asked the District Administration Office for relief.