Three die as Bhaktapur and Thimi inundated

Published On: July 12, 2018 08:37 AM NPT By: Krishna Kisi

BHAKTAPUR, July 12: Three people who were staying in a temporary shelter at Changunarayan municipality, Bagishwori-07 have died due to floods. However, their names are yet to be ascertained, said Chief District Officer Narayan Prasad Bhattta. 

Bhaktapur and Madhyapur areas have become waterlogged due to the flooding caused by the swollen Hanumante River following torrential rain last night. 

Settlements including the temporary camp sheltering the earthquake victims at local Jagati and Barahisthan have been inundated. Similarly, settlements at Radhe Radhe and the Kamerotar land pooling project in Madhyapur Thimi have also become waterlogged. Local residents have not been able to come out of their houses as hundreds of houses have been inundated since Wednesday midnight. 

The entire stretch from Radhe Radhe to Nikosera has been inundated, a local Purushottam Karki said. Water has accumulated up to four feet from the land surface. The water has entered the ground floor in several houses in the area. The shops and stores are all closed due to the inundation. 

Likewise, areas on both sides of the Araniko highway from Chardobato to the way leading to Balkot are waterlogged in Madhyapur Thimi. The low-lying areas in Gaththaghar are also facing inundation. The Madhyapur hospital and surrounding areas have also been inundated. 

The landless squatters' settlement at Jadibuti is completely inundated due to the flooding caused by the swollen Manohara river. "We are in such situation that neither we can go out of the house nor can we stay inside the house," moaned Amar Thapa, a local, explaining the predicament the residents of these areas are in after their houses became inundated. 


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