BHADRAPUR, Sept 19: As many as 18 more families have been displaced in Jhapa district due to the floods and land erosion triggered by rainfall since five days.
The Kankai River has flooded and washed away swathe of paddy fields at Korobari-2. Six houses at the village are at risk from the swollen Kankai River. These families have been moved to safer places.
Some 20 families in Korobari-2 have already been displaced from their houses due to the threat of floods caused by the swollen river.
The overflowing river has damaged the paddy fields, depositing sand and causing massive erosion. Settlements have become waterlogged. Other rivulets in the district have also caused damage to houses and fields in different places of the district, it is learnt.