Early morning monsoon flooding in Bhaktapur

The Hanumante River flows through the city of Bhaktapur which is located 8 miles east of Kathmandu.  Due to severe monsoon rains, it broke it’s banks early yesterday morning, leaving much damage and devastation.

Over 850 people displaced by the earthquakes, live in the Maheshwari playground in temporary shelters.  As you can see, what little they had after the earthquakes, has now been lost by the flooding of the area.  Our thoughts and prayers are with these folks.

Video credit:  Setopati Online.https://www.youtube.com/embed/9OxWoBmH-Cg” target=”_blank”>

Nikita, SIRC’s Program Coordinator took the following photos of her home town of Bhaktapur, fortunately her family home was not affected by the floods.

Photo credit Nikita Kayastha

Photo credit Nikita Kayastha

Photo credit Nikita Kayastha

Photo credit Nikita Kayastha

Photo credit Nikita Kayastha

Photo credit Nikita Kayastha

Photo credit Nikita Kayastha

Photo credit Nikita Kayastha

A landslide also blocked the Araniko Highway east of Kathmandu, which meant the SIRC staff bus could not drive to the facility …. they hiked in instead!

"MDT teams hiking towards SIRC to provide health service and bring smile on the faces of awaiting patients."  Photo credit B'beck Ghimire

“MDT teams hiking towards SIRC to provide health service and bring smile on the faces of awaiting patients.” Photo credit B’beck Ghimire

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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One Response to Early morning monsoon flooding in Bhaktapur

  1. konviktion says:

    Reblogged this on konviktion and commented:
    dont know how to react after watching this !

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