Hundreds of Nepali households inundated due to Indian road

Nepal Foreign Affairs (KATHMANDU, 24 June 2019) – Hundreds of households of Nepali people have been inundated at Narainapur due to high-dam road constructed by Indian side in bordering rural area of Banke.

Istiak Ahmad Shah, Chair, Narainapur rural municipality, said most of the villages in bordering area have been waterlogged due to construction of dam-like road from Indian site towards South.

Most of the households in Baniya village, Mahatniya, Majherati, Miyapurwa, Chordariya, Mahadevnagar, Kotiha, Bahabpurwa and Roshanpurwa have been submerged due to the structure. Over hundred households have been besieged and around a dozen houses were broken down, Shah shared.

The incessant rain also has caused damages to the under-construction Postal Highway. Soil erosion is being occurred in both the sides of the road nearby bridges and culverts. Dal Bahadur Basnet, chief administrative officer, Narainapur, also said water has gushed into the office of ward-1. A team headed by Shah has been in the field to rescue people after the residential area was waterlogged.

The rain-triggered flood in the rivulet and rainfall entered into the houses, said Birendra Bir Biswakarma, chief of Area Police Office, Bhojbhagawanpur. Banke saw the rainfall measuring 160.8 mm on last Sunday.

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