September 22, 2021, Wednesday
Nepal 1:37:26 pm

Nearly 400 houses inundated by flash flood in Kathmandu

The Nepal Weekly
September 7, 2021

Heavy rainfall has caused big damage to various residential areas in Kathmandu Sunday night.
Heavy rainfall that occurred Sunday night has inundated more than 100 places in Kathmandu, according to Sushil Singh Rathore, spokesperson at the Metropolitan Police Office, Kathmandu. Teams of Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepal Army have been mobilized to rescue more than 232 people last night, according to the police.
“Rescue works were carried out since Sunday night at Mulpani settlements on the bank of Manohara River, Kadaghari,  Teku and Balkhu areas,” said Senior Superintendent of Police Rathore.
Most of the human settlements on the rivers bank in Kathmandu have been inundated by flash floods triggered by heavy downpour. Kathmandu witnessed 105 mm rainfall within four hours time last night, said officials. A total of 382 houses have been inundated by flash floods, according to the Metropolitan Police Office.
However, no casualty was reported in the incidents.
Areas including Tankeshwor, Dallu, Teku, Tachal, Balkhu, Naya Buspark, Bhimsensthan, Machha Pokhari, Gueshwori, Jorpati and Kalopul areas were largely inundated by flash floods last night.
Meanwhile, seven people have sustained injuries after they were hit by lightning Betini of Okhaldhunga Sunday night.
A dozen houses were also damaged in the lightning strike, according to the police.