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The flood has affected students and villagers who need to visit the dzongkhag and gewog offices
The flood has affected students and villagers who need to visit the dzongkhag and gewog offices

Flash flood damage roads, bridges in Jarey

The flash flood that occurred on the evening of June 13 washed away five farm roads and two bridges in Jarey gewog, Lhuentse.

This has affected students and villagers who need to visit the dzongkhag and gewog offices.

Ladrong Primary School, which is located about 2kms away from gewog office, has 94 students. 

Since the bridges and farm roads were damaged by the flood, 35 students from Yumcheo chiwog and Pum chiwog couldn’t attend school on June 14. 

The parents and gewog officials helped the students to reach the school yesterday. 

A parent, Sonam Yangdon, said it is risky to send children to school. 

Ladrong tshogpa, Sangay Lekshey, said there was no casualty and damages to crops.

Pum Tshogpa, Tshering Wangmo, said with the road washed away, it will be difficult when there are emergencies and people fall sick in the villages.  

Gup Kuenzang Minjur said the gewog officials visited the affected areas and compiled a report to be sent to the dzongkhag administration.

Dzongkhag kidu officer, Tshering Chophel, said there are reports from Gangzur gewog, stating paddy fields were washed away in Shawa village.

The dzongkhag developed the paddy fields recently.

Meanwhile, Tshering Chophel said that on the command of His Majesty The King, the labourers, who lost their rations and beddings in Maedtsho gewog were provided with one-month ration. They were also provided with disaster kits. 

Tashi Phuntsho | Lhuentse

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