DANG: Family members of over 2,000 flood victims of Deukhuri who were forced to abandon their houses due to floods on Wednesday, are living a pathetic life for want of timely government relief.
After floodwaters from the local Rapti, Dolai Khola, Karamdi Khola and Singai Khola rivers gushed into their villages, about 2,100 families have been displaced, most of whom are now staying at the local Suryabinayak Secondary School or at their kin’s places.
The Dang-based Red Cross Society branch and Lamahi- and Lalmatiya-based sub-branches have managed the temporary provision of settlement at the school for the flood victims.
“We have lost our food, clothes and almost everything to the floods, but we haven’t got any relief from the government so far,” lamented Dilliraj Chaudhary of Sonpur VDC-3, Dodain. Many victims have the same complaint against the government’s apathy.
“We have been rendered homeless in a single day. It would be a great relief if we get some government aid in time,” Ramdin Chaudhary said.
“We the family of 13 have become homeless after floods inundated our house,” said another flood victim Shanti Chaudhary, wondering when the government is going to provide them with relief.
Meanwhile, two days after the flood havoc, different organisations today provided relief to about 600 families of the severely affected flood victims from Sisahaniya, Sonapur and Lalamatiya.
Food items worth about Rs 2.50 lakh were provided to the victims by the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry chapters of Deukhuri and Tulsipur among other local organisations.
Floods in the locals rivers triggered by incessant rainfall on Wednesday had inundated Sisahaniya, Kalapani, Kahaluwa, Laththhawa, Pipari, Sonapur, Paharawa villages, causing over 2,000 families to displace from their houses.