These are photos I got from my friend Shree, who lives in Banepa. Major overflow from the very swollen Rudramati River – monsoon has already arrived. The following photos are located right at the edge of town. For those of you familiar with Banepa, the flooding hit the low-lying areas just as you come over the bridge from the Kathmandu direction, close to HRDC.
Banepa is where I will be living in the coming year but where I am staying is on higher ground. This however is the route I take to walk to SIRC, so I guess I would not have been going to work today.
Shree tells me there have been no casualties but clearly there has been a lot of damage. As if life is not already tough enough there.