BHAKTAPUR, Aug 5: Heavy rainfall occurred throughout last night has inundated the settlements of Radhe Radhe and Sallaghari area of Bhaktapur today too. The rains triggered flood in the local Hanumante River, which wreaked havoc in the settlements.
Even the swollen streams as Dhungre and Khasyang Khusung contributed to the flooding, inundating some 70 houses of Radhe Radhe area. The people in this area have not been able to leave their homes owing to the inundation. The houses were waterlogged since 4:00 am. The food grains and other stuffs in the ground floor are all soaked.
However, police helped people to take away the goods and rescue the needy people from the flooded houses since early morning.
With this, the school children have now missed the class, while the job holders failed to attend the office.
The schools, hospitals, hotels and children care centres have remained closed.
Area around the Hanumante Bridge along the Araniko highway is sunken.
Chief of Metropolitan Police Circle Bhaktapur, SP Himalaya Kumar Shrestha, informed that security forces were kept on high alert since last night and mobilized in the needy areas.
Meanwhile, the road to go to Ghyampedanda and Ranikot of Sipadol in Suryabinayak Municipality has been damaged with landslide.
Earlier, the Madhyapur Thimi area was inundated on July 12. RSS