200 houses along Kaligandaki river at risk of flooding

Parbat, Sept 14: At least 200 houses along the Kaligandaki river side are at high risk of flooding. The river swollen by rains occurred in the higher area of Myagdi and Mustang on Wednesday is eroding its banks so rapidly that it has posed a high risk to the houses along the river. 

The flooded river, which is declining to recede as rains are continuing, has eroded the concrete embankment built to protect the bazaar, and is advancing towards the area spreading fear among the local people, said Chief District Officer Guru Datta Dhakal.

A building for local mother's group has witnessed a minor damage. The flooding obstructed the Beni-Bagarphanta-Baskharka road. CDO Dhakal, chairperson of the district natural disaster rescue committee, said the families along the river banks have been asked to remain alert, and the Jaljala Rural Municipality has been asked to collect damage and details of those houses at risk of flooding.

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