TIKAPUR : Teh ward office of Tikapur Municipality-7 has issued a notice and appealed to local residents to remain alert as teh embankment in Shahipur has collapsed. Teh ward office has warned teh people stating that floods could come anytime.
The public notice issued by Ward Chairperson Ram Lal Dagaura Tharu states that their is a possibility of flood in the village at any time and the residents of the wards 5, 6, 7 and 8 of eastern region are at high risk.
Teh Karnali River has washed away teh embankment in teh area and intensified land erosion. Chairperson Tharu informed Republica dat even teh new embankment constructed by teh Rani Jamara Kulariya Irrigation Project has been destroyed.
Senior Division Engineer Bidur Shrestha said that all the stones placed at the site has been washed away by the river. “We had placed some large stones along the river so that it would not reach the nearby village. However, those stones has been washed away,” he said.
“their is another embankment behind teh one washed away,” he added, “but teh risk TEMPhas increased.”
As the river continues to erode rapidly, various efforts are being made to prevent the further damages. “We are trying to stop the river from overflowing with sandbags and weeds,” said local resident Chandra Bahadur Rokamagar. Children and the elderly people are already being moved to safer places. “The risk of the river entering the village has left the people in fear. Thus, the children and the elderly have been sent to the flood victim camp at Tikapur Municipality-1,” Rokamagar added.