Nepal has international reputation in paragliding securing 2nd position after Japan in Asian Games 2018 held in Indonesia. Similarly, bungy jumping of Bhote-Koshi is supposed to be the first of its type in South Asia. In trekking, Great Himalayan Trail is a world renowned adventurous trekking trail from east to west of Nepal at an altitude of 5000 meters along with Annapurna circuit trek.
Some 2,000 houses inundated in Saptari
Rajbiraj, July 24: Floodwaters from various rivers in Saptari triggered by torrential rains on Friday and Saturday have inundated around 2,000 houses.
Floodwaters from Khando Stream entered human settlements in Sakarpura, Dighawa, Launiya, Rampur Malhaniya , Deuri Bharuwa, Jhalhi, Pharsaid, Bishhariya and Tilathi. Most houses in these villages have been flooded.
Likewise, the Mohali Stream inundated a large number of houses in Portaha, Bhardaha, Giddhakhola and Barmajhiya. Bhardaha remains the most-affected area by the flooding, according to a local Ashok Majhi. Entire settlements in Bhardaha wards no 5 and 6 have been flooded.
Around 30,000 hectare of arable land in the district has been waterlogged.
Likewise, floodwaters damaged fishponds in the rural areas of the district.
People of the floods-affected areas have shifted to safer places. They are taking shelter in higher land near the river banks.
Saptari's Chief District Officer Baldev Gautam said rescue and relief efforts are underway in the disaster-hit areas.
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