Bhotekoshi River Flood Sweeps away 20 Houses, 200 More at High-Risk

Posted on: July 06, 2016 | views: 395
The swollen Bhotekoshi River of Sindhupalchowk last night has swept away 20 concrete houses and has put 200 houses at high risk.

Police Inspector at the Border Police Office, Larcha, Khumlal Bhusal, said that some 200 houses from Daskilo of Tatopani VDC to Liphing of Larcha are at high risk due to river eroding.

The river has eroded some 50 metres road at Kodari along the Araniko highway. The flood has swept away Tatopani-based Mansarobar Boarding School and embankment of Upper Bhotekoshi Hydropower Project at Daskilo, according to the Police Office.  

Barhabise-Tatopani road section has remained disrupted due to floods and mud slip.

Nepali Congress (NC) has demanded that people displaced by or at high risk of flood in settlements along the banks of the Bhotekoshi River in Sindhupalchok district should be relocated to safer areas.

In a statement undersigned by chief secretary of NC's Kathmandu party office Krishna Prasad Poudel, the NC has also demanded appropriate compensation to those whose houses were swept away by a flooding last night. The NC also expressed sorrow over the incident.