Heavy rain and swelling stream caused flash flood at Thruepang in Trongsa yesterday.

Officials of Trongsa dzongkhag administration along with Dessups and Royal Bhutan Police removed sand and debris from the Thruepang Palace compound.

Media focal person with the dzongkhag administration, Samuel Pradhan, said there was heavy rain for about three hours before the flood.

“It rained continuously from 9pm till 11pm on July 17; stream swelled and flooded the next morning,” he said.

More than 30 people were involved in cleaning the debris from the palace and the surrounding area. The parking area at Thruepang is also filled with sand and debris.

Samuel Pradhan said the rain also destroyed the town’s drinking water source and the town did not have water till yesterday evening.

“A team from the municipal office was at the source with water pipes,” he said.

East-West highway at Thruepang was blocked but was soon cleared.

Nima Wangdi