Saturday, 24 July, 2021

Seven missing in Melamchi flood identified


By TRN Online, Kathmandu, June 16: Flood in Melamchi River in Sindhupalchowk District of Bagmati Province located at the north-east side from Kathmandu has created havoc in Melamchi Bazaar.

The incessant rainfall from the past few days had increased the water level in the Melamchi River, which has swept away many houses, police stations, project camps, and government buildings among others.

Similarly, the identity of seven people who had gone out of contact from Helambu after the flood-hit the area has been ascertained.

According to the Assistant Chief District Officer of the district, Madhav Bhandari, 31 and Ganesh Jyoti, 42, of Helambu-2, Tikamaya Khadka, 66, of Helambu-3, Gyanendra Kakshapati, 55, of Helambu-7, Chyangba Tamang, 50, and his wife from Helambu-6 and Surendra Nepal, 23, of Sangachowk Gadhi-6 have gone missing in the flood.

The flood on the Melamchi River from Tuesday night has caused a huge loss. "We have requested the locals to move to a safer place as soon as possible," said the Assistant Chief District Officer.