Residents of Sri Lanka Tapu who left their homes due to the flooding of the Saptakoshi River and came to a safe place have started returning home.
After cutting into Belaka Municipality-8 of Udaipur and entering the Bhangalo settlement of the Saptakoshi river, the local residents left Thakthalo and moved to a safer place. Although 1,500 families left the settlement, 500 families risked staying at home.
Sri Lanka Tapu Flood News
According to Niranjan Mandal Chandravanshi, Ward President of Barahkshetra Municipality-9, the fear of those who spent the night with fear on Wednesday has subsided with the flow of flood on Thursday afternoon they have started returning home.
The chief district officer of Sunsari, Virendra Kumar Yadav, said that residents of places that were not flooded returned home on Thursday. “Due to the risk, we rescued them yesterday,” said Yadav, “People have returned to some houses that did not receive water.”
‘The water did not reach our house, it only reached the Mariya River,’ said Arjun Chandravanshi of Barahkshetra Municipality 9, Sri Lanka Tapu, Sunsari.
Even though he is sure, the deep part of the island and the houses on the banks of the river are still inundated. Chandravanshi said that the flood did not reach the houses in higher places.
There are more than 2,500 families living on Sri Lanka Tapu, located between the two wrecks of Saptakoshi. The island includes 4 wards of Belka in Udaipur and 2 wards of Barah Municipality in Sunsari. The flood affected 1, 2, 3, 8, and 9 of Belka municipality more.
Chief District Officer Yadav said that most of the displaced people are staying at their relatives’ houses. “We have placed the flood-affected people in four places,” he said, “many have stayed at their relatives’ houses.”
He said that even though the flood has subsided now, the risk remains, so caution has been taken. “The teams of all three security agencies are ready for rescue,” he said, “compared to yesterday, the flow of water has decreased a bit.”
Relief has been distributed to flood victims through the local government. Minister of Internal Affairs and Law of Province 1, Kedar Karki, said that the provincial government has sent immediate relief materials for 1,500 flood-affected families. He said there was no loss of life due to the flood due to precautionary measures.