Chencho Dema

Punakha – Flash floods were reported in Draagchhukha chiwog of Goenshari gewog in Punakha washing away two bridges on the Punakha- Gasa highway at around 12:30am on October 8.
Draagchhukha is about 27.5km from the Punakha.
The roadblock at around 4.5km from the Goenshari gewog centre is expected to be cleared by this afternoon.
Another block, which is near the Gasa welcome gate, is about a kilometre away from the second block.
Some irrigation canals were reportedly destroyed above Draagchhukha chiwog about 5.5 kilometres from the gewog centre.

Roadblock near Gasa welcome gate

No casualties have been reported so far.
Residents living near Mochhu banks were alerted after the incident. Inhabitants of Changyuel hurried out of their homes to safety with a few essentials while others drove to Khuruthang town.
People continued to move away until it was certain that the flash flood would not affect Changyuel at 4am.
Dzongkhag Disaster Management focal person of Punakha, Sonam Phuntsho, said that the likely cause of the flash flood could be a cloudburst.
“For the time being, staying vigilant is the top priority for those living along the banks and close to Mochhu,” he said.