SINDHUPALCHOWK — A flood in Bhotekoshi River swept away 15 more houses in Sindhupalchok district on Saturday, according to police.
With this, the number of houses swept away by the flood d in the Bhotekoshi River has reached 52.
The flood washed away 12 houses in Tatopani and three houses in Liping of the area.
The flood also swept away a Ncell tower in Kodari.
Meanwhile, Nepal Red Cross Society Sindhupalchowk Chapter has begun dispersing relief to the flood and landslide victims in Tatopani, Naya Basti and Bahrabise areas.
In a joint effort with the District Natural Disaster Relief Committee, the Society touched base at the Liping Bazaar with 50 sets of of tarpaulin sheets, 50 blankets, 25 sets of kitchen ware, 250 kilos of rice grains, 50 kilos of pulses, 25 packets of salt, oil, sanitation kits, and 2000 packs of Jivan Jal.
The relief materials stored at Tatopani VDC Office will be provided to the victims in collaboration with local administration, Red Cross, Nepal Police and the locals, Nepal Red Cross Society’s Kamal Charan Kashyapati, said.
Society’s Executive Director, Indra KC, said the relief materials were distributed among the victims of landslides and floods in Tatopani, Naya Basti and Bharabise.
The Nepal Army has also set up tents in at least 6 places while the District Health Office has arrived with essential medicines. The NA has also airlifted those in risk to safety.Follow @gorkhapost
CCTV cameras lying idle
BETRAWATI— The CCTV cameras installed at main market area and road side of Bidur Municipality in Nuwakot are lying idle.
As many as 25 sets of CCTV which were installed on the initiative of Nuwakot Chamber of Commerce and Industry are now dysfunctional.
The cameras were set up at the cost of Rs 3.5 million. The concerned side has not paid any attention to repair the cameras in the public which were helpful in maintaining security in the areas.
Right now almost all the CCTVs installed in the public places are not in functioning condition, said Basanta Kunwar, Superintendant of Police.
The cameras were installed a year ago in collaboration among the Nuwakot District Development Committee, Bidur Municipality, different banks and financial institutions.Follow @gorkhapost