500 houses in Udayapur inundated, one killed in floods

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More than 500 houses in various municipalities of Udayapur have been inundated due to continuous rains.

 More than 500 houses in Tapeswari, Ambasi, and Bhagalpur have been inundated due to floods and lack of drainage of rainwater from local rivers in the Belka municipality. 

According to the District Administration Office, Udayapur, security personnel have been mobilized in the area to rescue the flood victims.

Jas Bahadur Shrestha of Tapeswari said that up to three feet of water had frozen in the area when the floods in Bagaha of Tapeswari and Khare Khola of Ambasi entered the village last night.

 Similarly, according to local Raj Kumar Bhujel, the floods inundated the Tapeswari area and eroded the land. Tej Bahadur Katuwal, chief of Rampur Thoksila Area Police Office, Bel, said that the locals have been urged to be vigilant and security personnel has been mobilized to rescue the flood victims.

The Gideri Bridge, which is nearing completion, has also been damaged due to floods in Gideri River in Belka due to continuous rains. 

Similarly, Shib Karki of Triyuga Municipality-11 Dhimki said that the flood in Baruwa River in Gaighat of Triyuga Municipality-11 has increased the risk of breaking the Kutchi Dam and flooding Gaighat Bazaar.

65-year-old dies in floods

One person has died when the Hawar River in Satdhare of Chaudandi Gadhi Municipality of Udayapur overflowed. 

The deceased has been identified as Gumser Rai, 65, of Madan Chowk, Beltar, according to the District Police Office, Udayapur. 

He was swept away by the flood at around 10 this morning while crossing the river to go to another village.

After receiving information about the flood, he was searched extensively by the police and locals deployed from the Area Police Beltar. 

According to the District Police Office, Udayapur, his body was found 200 meters below the spot. 

The body has been kept at Beltar Hospital for postmortem, said Bed Prasad Gautam, Deputy Superintendent of Police, District Police Office, Udaipur.