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Bhutan: Flood: 2016/07/20 Country Information on DRR

Period 2016/07/20
Country or District Bhutan
Event Type Flood
Outline The flood occurred in Sarpang town, Bhutan as early as 1 am on 20 July 2016 when the Sarpang river broke its bank due to continuous downpour since 19 July 2016.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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UN Resident Coordinator for Bhutan 2016/7/29
Torrential monsoon rains and flooding across Bhutan affected 125 households. Four deaths (including one child) were confirmed by authorities.

UN Resident Coordinator for Bhutan 2016/07/25
In Sarpang District, the flash floods affected over 200 people. No casualties have been reported. Major public infrastructures including roads and bridges have been destroyed near the Indian border disrupting major transport networks.

UN Resident Coordinator for Bhutan 2016/07/22
The flood has lead to evacuation of 48 Bhutanese and 4 non-Bhutanese shopkeepers to safer place