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Floods wreak havoc in three local levels of Manang

2021 Jun 16, 20:04, Manang
A flooded local river wreaks havoc in Manang district. Photo: screenshots of youtube video

The floods triggered by incessant rainfall have wreaked havoc in three local levels of Manang district.

According to the Manang District Administration Office, the floods have implications on most parts of Chame, Naso and Ngisyang rural municipalities.

Floods from several local rivers gushed into Naso and Chame, leaving wider-scale damages and inundating many houses. Around 1,000 people of 200 households across the district have been rendered homeless by the monsoon floods.

Likewise, the floods have triggered landslides in several parts of the district. The local administration said six houses were completely submerged in the water in Chame after floods from the local Ghatte and Chyattu rivers entered the settlement.

Chief District Officer Bishnu Lamichhane said people facing the risk of floods and those affected by water-inducted disasters have been shifted to safer locations. They presently reside in a new building of a jail at Madakuna of Chame rural municipality-5.

Chame rural municipality chair Lokendra Bahadur Ghale said people of Chame Bazar, Naya Bazar, Timang and Syarku have been shifted to the building. The post office at Chame Bazar was washed away in the flooding. Private houses to government offices based in between the two rivers are at great risk of facing the implications. Floods swept away a power house, a Bailey bridge and a wooden bridge.

Similarly, flood water from the Marsyangdi River has inundated 50 houses at Naso rural municipality-1. It also swept away buildings used by government offices and banks at Dharapani of Naso rural municipality-3. All the nine wards except one have been largely affected by the disaster. Locals managed to safe lives from possible casualties by climbing to the nearby higher areas. Locals said they are unable to move one place to another due to incessant rains. The Naso folks are under tents in the nearby jungle area. Through they are clamouring for rescue, it has not been possible due to adverse weather, it is said.

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