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APD | Flood and mudslides affect lives in Nepal

Breaking News2018-07-12

By APD writer Ishwar KhanalKATHMANDU, July 12 (APD) -- Nepal's major roads and highways have been obstructed due to the flooding and mudslides triggered by incessant downpours.Nepal's historic city Bhaktapur city, a major tourist attraction, has become waterlogged due to the flooding caused by the local swollen Hunumante rivulet. Locals have not been able to come out of their houses as more than a hundred houses have been inundated. Settlements, including the temporary camp sheltering the earthquake victims at Jagati and Barahisthan areas, have also been inundated, according to Ram Bhakta Shrestha, a local of Bhaktapur. According to him, water has entered the ground floor in several houses in Bhaktapur while shops and stores have remained shut. The Araniko Highway, which goes up to the China border, has been waterlogged in some low-lying areas. Likewise, three people of a single family residing in a temporary shelter at Changunarayan municipality of Bhaktapur district died in the flooding.Meanwhile, the landless squatters' settlement near Jadibuti in Kathmandu is inundated due to the flooding caused by the swollen Manohara river. The Rastriya Samachar Samiti quoted Amar Thapa as saying, "We are in such a situation that neither can we go out of the house nor we can stay inside the house."The vehicular movement on the Araniko and BP highways has come to a standstill as the road has been obstructed at some places due to the mudslide and inundation. (ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

By APD writer Ishwar Khanal

KATHMANDU, July 12 (APD) -- Nepal's major roads and highways have been obstructed due to the flooding and mudslides triggered by incessant downpours.

Nepal's historic city Bhaktapur city, a major tourist attraction, has become waterlogged due to the flooding caused by the local swollen Hunumante rivulet. Locals have not been able to come out of their houses as more than a hundred houses have been inundated. Settlements, including the temporary camp sheltering the earthquake victims at Jagati and Barahisthan areas, have also been inundated, according to Ram Bhakta Shrestha, a local of Bhaktapur. 

According to him, water has entered the ground floor in several houses in Bhaktapur while shops and stores have remained shut. The Araniko Highway, which goes up to the China border, has been waterlogged in some low-lying areas. Likewise, three people of a single family residing in a temporary shelter at Changunarayan municipality of Bhaktapur district died in the flooding.

Meanwhile, the landless squatters' settlement near Jadibuti in Kathmandu is inundated due to the flooding caused by the swollen Manohara river. The Rastriya Samachar Samiti quoted Amar Thapa as saying, "We are in such a situation that neither can we go out of the house nor we can stay inside the house."

The vehicular movement on the Araniko and BP highways has come to a standstill as the road has been obstructed at some places due to the mudslide and inundation. 

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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