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Flood sweeps away 15 houses in Lamjung, 30 at high risk



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By Belina Thapa, Lamjung, June 16: Flooding in Dordi River caused by incessant rainfall since Monday has swept away 15 houses of Dordi Rural Municipality.

"The flood washed off 15 concrete and tin houses of Dordi Rural Municipality-8," said DSP Ganga Bahadur Thapa. "Similarly, 30 houses of Hile Bazaar are also at high risk of flooding."

DSP Thapa said that the displaced locals and the locals who are at high risk were placed at Faleni Secondary School.

"A poultry farm having around 500 chicken in Kritipur, Dordi Rural Municipality-6 has also been swept away," said Dil Bahadur Ghale, Vice Chairman of Dordi Rural Municipality.

Meanwhile, Rural Municipality Chairman Om Bahadur Gurung informed The Rising Nepal that the flood had swept 14 houses of Hile Bazaar. "Similarly, those at high risk have been shifted to a safer place," he said.

According to ward member Chandra Bahadur Gurung, there are around 120 houses in Hile Bazaar. As the flood occurred during the daytime, the locals were able to shift their furniture and other valuables. The flood has also affected electricity poles.

However, no human casualties have been recorded in the district yet.

Moreover, Chief District Officer of Lamjung Hom Prasad Luitel requested the locals to remain on high alertness and opt for precautionary measures.

The rain-induced disasters in the district have obstructed Kharkhare Bhir road at Besisahar Municipality-6 which falls under the Besisahar-Chame road section and various roads within Marsyangdi Rural Municipality. The building of the Sub Division Forest Office and a restaurant in Bhulbhule, Marsyangdi Rural Municipality have also been washed off.

Similarly, the intake 54 Megawatt Super Dordi 'B' Hydropower Project has been inundated in the Dordi flood. The Police said that the powerhouse of the 27 Megawatt Dordi Khola Hydroelectricity Project being constructed by Himalayan Power Partner Limited was at high risk.

The rising water level in the Marsyangdi River has also swept away the Shivalaya Temple located in Paudi.