Floods cause damages worth Rs 119 million in Bhaktapur

Jul 17, 2018-The recent flood, landslide and inundation damaged property worth Rs 119.35 million in Bhaktapur, the Bhaktapur District Administration Office announced this at a press conference held here on Sunday.

Chief District Officer Narayan Prasad Bhatta said the flood, landslide and inundation triggered by the incessant rains on July 11 and 12 caused this extent of damage in the district. Landslide at Changunarayan Municipality swept away the house of a family, killing three members and injuring four people because of the inundation, he said.

Emergency team rescued 111 people from the inundated areas.

Flood and landslide damaged 522 houses, 15 sheds, 28 industries and factories including petrol pumps, 133 retail and wholesale shops, a bridge and a road each and two hospitals and schools each. The flood swept away 37 pigs and 825 chickens, Bhatta said.

The DAO estimates around Rs 39,395,125 worth of damage inflicted on industries, factories and petrol pumps. The estimated damage on wholesale and retail stores is around Rs 34.16 million.

The inundation damaged property worth Rs 300,000 at Marigold English School, Balkot. DAO estimates livestock and poultry loss around Rs 1.26 million.

The flood and inundation damaged properties worth around Rs 34.2 million in Bhaktapur Municipality; Rs 69.51 million in Madhyapur Thimi Municipality; Rs 27.91 million in Surya Binayak Municipality; and Rs 2.398 million in Changunarayan Municipality.

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