Flooded Manohara River damages property worth Rs 7.5 million

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Kathmandu: Flood in Manohara River on Tuesday night has damaged property worth Rs 7.5 million.

Manohara River flows through the border of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur districts. Flood has destroyed landless squatters, other settlements surrounding the river, infrastructures at Kadaghari Police Sector, and Divyashwori Land Integrated Project.

Lawmaker Mahesh Basnet and Bagmati Province Assembly member Pratima Shrestha visited the flood-hit areas and demanded the government address the problems of the flood-affected people immediately.

Similarly, a team comprising Madhyapurthimi Municipality Mayor Surendra Shrestha and Deputy Mayor Bijay Krishna Shrestha visited the flood-hit areas and enquired about the loss caused by the flood.

Deputy Superintendent of Police at Metropolitan Police Range, Bhaktapur, Raju Pandey, said property worth Rs 7.5 million was destroyed as the flood swept away cattle and damaged foodstuffs.

A disaster management team of the Nepal Red Cross Society, Bhaktapur, was mobilized at flood-hit areas on Tuesday and involved in rescue as well as relief distribution, said President of Nepal Red Cross Society, Bhaktapur, Manoj Kumar Thapa.  

Details of losses caused by the flood were collected on Wednesday and they have forwarded activities to distribute relief to flood-affected people today.

Office Chief of Bhaktapur chapter of Nepal Red Cross Society, Uma Thapa shared that 16 houses and huts of landless squatters and 11 houses in the settlement above the landless squatters were demolished as well as more than 300 huts of landless squatters suffered damages. 

Nepal Red Cross Society is distributing foodstuffs as well as other goods to flood-affected people.