Thursday, 5 August, 2021

Floods sweep away rural municipality office, police posts, banks and hotels in Manang


By Belina Thapa, Lamjung, June 16: Floods in Manang have swept away a rural municipality building, police post, hotel buildings and buildings of Prabhu Bank and Prime Commercial Bank.

Bishnu Lamichhane, Chief District Officer of Manang, informed that the office building of Naso Rural Municipality was washed away as the flood entered the settlement with the Marsyangadi River swollen due to incessant rains for the last three days.

An employee of the Prime bank is reported to have gone missing.

The police post located Dharapani of the same rural municipality was damaged by the floods.

CDO Lamichhane said Dharapani bazaar was at a huge risk as the Marsyangi river was getting swollen with the rains.

The flood has washed away a belly bridge to Tachai and a suspension bridge in the Tilche area. Both of these areas lie at the lower region of Manang, a Himalayan district.

Flood has damaged the electric poles, drinking water pipes. As the poles have been pulled down, there is no electricity in the district headquarters and most people have got their mobile phones switched off. The health post located at Dharapani is at great risk, according to CDO Lamichhane.

Locals of Dharapani are taking shelter at a relatively safe village of Odar Gaun. The police said settlement nearby rivers are at high risk.