Floods displace more than 200 houses in Rautahat

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Kathmandu: More than two dozen villages in Rautahat are at risk of floods due to incessant rains. The villagers have been displaced after the incessant rains in the Chure and hilly areas flooded the settlements in Bagmati, Lal Bakaiya and Jhanjh rivers.

Houses in the district headquarters Gaur have been inundated due to floods in Lal Bakayya River and Jhanjh Khol. Flood water is on the rise in houses and roads in the area around Baraha Lake in Gaur.

Around 200 families have been displaced in a settlement near the Bagmati River dam in Durga Bhagwati Municipality. They have set up tents in the dam.

Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepal Army are repairing the spurs of the dam after the spurs No. 1 and 2 of the Bagmati River started cutting in Rajdevi Municipality.

Meanwhile, a red light has been lit at Saptakoshi Barrage on both the east and west sides due to continuous rains in the hilly areas around the tributaries of Saptakoshi.

The Gobargadha settlement of Saptari is at risk as the water level in Saptakoshi is rising. Gobargadha is a settlement in Hanumannagar Kankalini Municipality 13, situated in the middle of Saptakoshi River. Around 300 houses in wards 9, 10, 11 and 12 have been inundated in Hanumannagar Kankalini Municipality due to lack of drainage and sewerage of Saptakoshi River.

Similarly, some wards of Saptakoshi Municipality of Saptari have been inundated and about 200 houses have been submerged.