Sindhupalchowk flood: Debris in Bhotekoshi obstructs rescue operation

Published On: July 10, 2020 11:21 AM NPT By: DHRUBA DANGAL

SINDHUPALCHOWK, July 10: It has been difficult to carry out a rescue operation in flood-hit regions in Sindhupalchowk district as the Bhotekoshi river is full of debris.

On Thursday, 16 houses were swept away by floods triggered by heavy rain in two settlements along the Araniko Highway in Sindhupalchowk. At least 20 people are still missing, and two have died.

According to Umesh Kumar Dhakal, chief district officer of Sindhupalchowk district, the rescue operation has been obstructed as Bhotekoshi River is full of debris. “Bad weather and continuous rainfall have also hampered the rescue operation,” he said.

A joint team of Nepal Police, Nepal Army, and Armed Police Force is at the incident site to carry out a rescue operation.

Fourteen houses in Jambu Bazaar and two others in Bulkute were swept away by the floods.

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