Kathmandu, July 13
A bridge along the East-West Highway at Bhapsi has been swept away by flood disrupting the transport on the highway. The middle section of the Bhapsi bridge at Bardibas municipality of Mahottari district has broken.
Transportation on the highway has completely halted due to this, Chief District Officer, Umesh Dhakal, said. Hundreds of vehicles are stranded towards the Maistahn check post and Ratukhola due to the bridge collapse. Some passengers are crossing the flooded stream at the place to get to the other side of the bridge, taking risk. Meanwhile, the district disaster management committee met this morning to take stock of the situation and speed up rescue and relief action.
It decided to mobilize human resources with urgency. Three houses have collapsed at Kisannagar and the flood water has entered some houses at Bardibas. A part of the highway has also been swept away by a flooded river at Bardibas municipality-1.
Beware of small expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.Benjamin Franklin, inventor and diplomat