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Red bridge of Chanaute & Radio Melamchi swept away by flood this morning

The red bridge at Chanaute has also been washed away by the floods since Saturday night, building of Radio Melamchi

01 August 2021 09:37 AM, ✍️ UPDATED: 4 months ago

01 August 2021 09:37 AM

The red bridge at Chanaute has also been washed away by the floods since Saturday night, building of Radio Melamchi has collapsed due to the flood.

According to local Hasta Pandit, the bridge collapsed at 7:45 this morning. 

The bridge was the only alternative connecting Melamchi-7 and 8, Panchpokhari 1 and 2, and many wards of Helambu. With the collapse of the bridge, traffic in the area has been closed.

The floods have also washed away a suspension bridge in Gyalthum. 

According to Rajan Adhikari, Superintendent of Police, District Police Office, Sindhupalchowk, Gyalthum Bazaar is also at risk due to rising river level.

The administration has urged to remain vigilant as Melamchi could cause further damage. 

Earlier, Nima Galgen Sherpa, chairperson of Melamchi Khola, had requested the residents of Melamchi Khola to be vigilant saying that Nakotekhola of Helambu village was flooded.

The building of Radio Melamchi collapsed

The building of Radio Melamchi has collapsed due to the flood. Chairman of Radio Melamchi Dambar Rasik Bharti informed that the building was washed away by the flood at around 12:40 last night.

Earlier, heavy floods on June 15 had turned Helmu, Kiul, and Melamchi markets into bogs. 

The building of Radio Melamchi was not destroyed even though it was submerged in the flood at that time.

After the floods subsided, the radios were moved to safer places and the radios were operated by alternative means.

Chairman Bharti said that the radio building was also destroyed by the floods on Saturday night. 

Details of the damage caused by the floods at night are yet to come. 

The administration has urged to remain vigilant as Melamchi could cause further damage.







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