Over 500 people displaced as floods hit Jhapa and Morang | Ratopati

KATHMANDU, June 29: With monsoon being active across the country, incessant rainfall triggered flash floods in many places in Province 1.


More than 500 people were displaced by the floods in Jhapa and Morong districts, according to SP Nabinraj Rai of Province 1. “Human settlements have been inundated as vehicular movements have been disrupted.”


Human settlements around Ratuwa River of Jhapa and Singiya River and Kesliya River of Morang were inundated by flash floods.


Likewise, Ram Bahadur BK, 58, of Sundar Haraicha-6 of Morang died on Tuesday after his house was swept away by a flood.


Earlier, the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology had maintained that the monsoon will become more active till Thursday as the monsoon related low-pressure system is likely to reach the Terai region of the country.  


The Department has requested the general people and all bodies concerned to adopt necessary precautions and preparedness as there is a possibility of landslides in hilly regions as well as water level in big and small rivers and rivulets might be increased and the transport sector might be affected.


On Wednesday, the sky across the nation will be fully cloudy and most of the places of the country will witness light to moderate rainfall. 


Likewise, heavy rainfall at some places of Province 1, Madhes, Bagmati, Gandaki and Lumbini Provinces and very heavy rainfall at some places of these provinces has been predicted. There is a possibility of heavy rainfall at a few places in the Sudurpaschim Provinces and heavy rainfall at one or two places in Karnali Province. 


On Thursday, light to moderate rainfall has been forecast at most of the places of Gandaki, Lumbini and Sudurpaschim Provinces and heavy rainfall at some places of these provinces. 


Similarly, there is a possibility of light to moderate rainfall in the remaining provinces.


 

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