Incessant rain last night caused several damages in Phuentsholing and Gelephu.
In Gelephu, the reinforced concrete cement bridge (10 metre) near the domestic airport was completely washed away. The incident took place between 2-3am after the stream beneath swelled. A mini-tripper truck belonging to Sashastra Seems Bal (SSB) was also washed away. Multiple passenger busses and other vehicles were stranded along the road (1.5km away from the Gelephu town). Traffic was reopened around 9am after a bypass road was constructed through the riverbed of the stream.
In Phuentsholing, drainage water flooded an automobile workshop in Toorsa this morning. Toorsa river has swollen but there are no risks reported at the moment. Two kilometres away from Gedu, about hundred vehicles are stranded due to a roadblock. Works to clear the road are on-going.
The Passangchu stream, one of the tributaries of Maokhola has swelled resulting in the erosion of stream banks
Water level at Maokhola has risen following continuous rainfall last night