KHANDBARI, June 19: Flood triggered by rain at several places of Makalu rural municipality of Sankhuwasabha district on Monday evening has caused damage to the structures of the under-construction Arun Third Hydroelectricity Project.
The flood has damaged the reservoir of the project and also washed away various machines, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mim Bahadur Lama, said. Lama said 200 quintals of iron rods and other construction materials were washed away by flood at Makalu-5. Likewise, the flood washed away the construction materials for a bridge at Kattikeghat at Chawabensi of Khandbari municipality-10.
The flash flood has also caused landslips at various points on a three kilometers stretch of the Khandbari-Kimathanka road from Sumbhabhir to Kaptane at Chichila rural municipality-4 of the district.
A landslide triggered by rain has buried the house of one Ajit Rai at Numa of Makalu rural municipality-5. Power supply and telephone services have been disrupted in the area.