46 doors of Saptakoshi barrage opened after water level crosses danger mark

SAPTARI: The authorities have opened 46 out of 56 doors of the Saptakoshi barrage after the water level in the river crossed the danger mark.

The water flow in the river was measured at 243, 180 cusec on Thursday morning.

Though the river has turned its direction towards the west at Dumribot in Belka Municipality of Udayapur, the water level in the barrage has not been decreased yet, DSP Abhinarayan Kafle of the District Police Office, Saptari said.

The river displaced more than 2, 500 families in Udayapur and the river also swept away a community building and a school at Gobargada in Hanumannagar Kankalini Municipality-13 of Saptari.

Details of the damage caused by the river are yet to come.

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