Kathmandu: Due to incessant rain in eastern Nepal, the water level in Saptakosi river is increasing.
Around 4000 families have been estimited to be affected as the water level rises. People have been requested to be more cautious by delineating the risk areas.
As the water level rises, the dam of the Saptakosi river bursts and floods enter the settlements, affecting the local residents.
Due to the bursting of the dam, there was flood in the settlements of Belka Municipality Ward No. 1, 2, 3, 8 and 9 of Udaipur. Ward No. 6 and 9 of Sunsari’s Baraha area have also been flooded.
It is estimated that around 20,000 people from Sunsari, Saptari and other districts around Udaipur may be affected due to flooding in the slums.
With the flood entering the settlement, the local residents have got their belongings and are moving to a safe place. Even though the village may not sink, the government has requested people to move to a safer place due to the risk of drowning.
At present, Nepal Police, Armed Police and local residents are engaged in rescue work at the incident site.