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Over 800 houses inundated in Bhaktapur after overnight rainfall (In pictures)

The Annapurna Express

The Annapurna Express

Over 800 houses inundated in Bhaktapur after overnight rainfall (In pictures)

Incessant rain since Tuesday night inundated over 800 houses at squatter settlements on the bank of Manohara river in Madhyapur Thimi Municipality-1

Incessant rain since Tuesday night inundated over 800 houses at squatter settlements on the bank of Manohara river in Madhyapur Thimi Municipality-1.

Shree Bhakta Kasichhwa, member of the Province Sports Development Council, Bagmati Province and former chairman of the Bhaktapur District Sports Development Committee said that around 880 houses were inundated after flooded Manohara river entered into the settlements on Tuesday night.  

Nepal Police and Armed Police Force personnel have been deployed to carry out rescue operations.

DSP Raju Pandey, spokesperson at the Metropolitan Police Range, Bhaktapur said that the details of the damage destroyed in the water induced disaster are yet to be established.

He said that the swollen river swept away 80 houses.

Similarly, 20 houses at Duwakot Bensi in Changunarayan-1 were deluged and four persons were rescued, he said.