Dam of Saptakoshi river burst in Udayapur, five wards inundated (With video)
SAPTARI: The dam of Saptakoshi river at Dumribot in Lahurekhoch of Belka Municipality-8, Udayapur has burst following incessant rainfall on Wednesday.
As a result, the floodwaters from the Saptakoshi river gushed into the settlements at around 4 am. The Belka Municipality-2, 3, 8, 9 and Barahachettra Municipality-6 have been inundated.
Chief District Officer Birendra Kumar Yadav said that the exact details of the damage caused in the incident is yet to come.
Earlier on Monday, the Belaka Municipality had urged the locals to leave the area through miking.
Yadav said that Nepal Police, Armed Police Force personnel and locals are carrying out rescue operations.
Belka Municipality Municipal Chief Ashok Karki said that Chief District Officer Yadav and heads of the security agencies are heading towards the incident site.
He said that the concerned authorities have been urged through the Chief District Officer of Sunsari to open the gates of Koshi barrage.
People of over a dozen villages of four wards of Belka Municipallity are at high risk after the river changed the direction towards the villages.