Kathmandu locals blame Dhobikhola network arch bridge for inundation

A road in Anamnagar of Kathmandu after floodwater entered the human settlement, on Wednesday, August 15, 2018.

Kathmandu, August 15

A flooded Dhobikhola River on Tuesday night inundated various human settlements on its both banks around Anamnagar, Bijulibazaar and Baneshwor areas of Kathmandu.

Locals have blamed that an under construction network arch bridge in Bijulibazaar blocked the river, forcing the floodwater to enter human settlements.

The affected people say the loss caused by the flooding amounts to millions of rupees.

They had stayed awake overnight to protect their belongings from getting swept away.

Meanwhile, Nepali Congress lawmaker from Kathmandu-1 Prakash Man Singh demanded that the government provide compensation to the victims.

He visited some affected sites this morning and informed officials including Chief District Officer, Home Secretary and Kathmandu’s Deputy Mayor about the loss.

Singh also assured the support to victims.

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