August 12, 2017: Floods triggered by heavy rainfall for the past two days have claimed lives of nine people in Koshi zone of eastern Nepal.
Two persons died in Bakraha and Nunsari Rivers in Morang district and rest others were swept away by the Budhi Khola at Gaurigaun in Sunsari district of Koshi zone.
Floodwater inundated the entire Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City. More than 300 houses have been flooded after the water entered into the human settlements in Duhabi and Itahari.
Red light at Koshi barrage
A red light has been light up after increase in water flow in the Saptakoshi River. The river recorded 192,300 cusec/per second water flow in the river.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara has urged India to open all doors of Koshi barrage to prevent any further damages.
According to the Home Ministry, at least 36 people have been killed in different parts of Nepal due to floods and landslides.