Due to continuous rains, the flow of water in the Seti river of Doti has increased.
The District Administration Office has urged all the citizens to remain vigilant saying that the danger has increased in the settlements around the river due to the increased flow.
According to the flood measuring centers at Gopghat and Dipayal in Doti, the water level has risen more than measured. The water level in the Seti River has reached 8.4 cusecs as per the measurements. This is above the ‘warning point’.
According to the center, 3.5 cusecs of flooding increases the risk of flooding in the river. The river has started cutting and flooding the paddy fields here.
The police administration has urged the locals of Banidugrisain, Gopghat, Barpata, Sirkholisain, Kalagadh, Rampur, Dipayal, Gholtada, Bhagetada, Kalda, and Naridang to be vigilant especially at night. Similarly, a team from Area Police Office, Dipayal, and Police Post, Tiltali has been miking the people in the river area to remain vigilant.
Chief District Officer Sunil Khanal said that the people living near the river have been urged to stay safe and not to go into the river for a few days due to the rising water level in Seti.
Khanal also instructed the three security agencies of the district, the Nepal Army, the Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force, to remain on high alert as the threat of floods and landslides has increased due to incessant rains.
According to the District Administration Office, Doti, the administration has instructed the security personnel to monitor the area round the clock to avoid the danger from disasters and rivers.
Chief Superintendent of Police (DSP) Dan Bahadur Malla of District Police Office, Doti informed that the flow of water in other small rivers was normal despite continuous rains in the district.
Due to the rains, landslides have occurred in various places and more than a dozen rural roads have been blocked. With the onset of rains, most of the roads in the rural areas of the district are now impassable.
Purna Bahadur Bista of Jorayal Gaonpalika-5 informed that the vehicles could not be taken to the district headquarters hospital even if they fell ill.
Meanwhile, Jorayal village chairman Durgadatta Ojha said that they have been urged to remain vigilant as the water level has risen in Jorayal and Thuligad in Bipinagar of the district. According to the District Disaster Management Committee, one person has been killed and two girls injured in the landslide so far.