Two dead, one missing and 900 households displaced due to flood in Jhapa

Published On: July 25, 2016 03:23 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

SURUNGA (Jhapa), July 25: Two people have died and some 900 households have been displaced due to the flood in Mechi, Ninda, Biring, Kankai and Ratuwa among other rivers in Jhapa district.

The deceased have been identified as Kali Bahadur Limbu, 64, of Goldhap-8 and Tekendra Khadka, 36, of Gauradaha in the district. 

An 18-year-old Babulal Mardi, an Indian national permanently residing in Kumarkhod-4 of the district, have been missing and are believed to have swept by the flood, according to Nepal Red Cross Society, Jhapa.

The continuous rain resulting in the swollen rivers have displaced 900 households across many areas adjacent to rivers in the district.

The record keeping of the damages is underway, shared Nepal Red Cross Society Jhapa President Lokraj Dhakal.

The rainfall in the district in the last 24 hours has been recorded at 97.40 mili mitre, it is learnt. RSS

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