The affected people lost their homes, farmlands and livelihoods. Four months after the disaster, the affected people are still living in plastic tents in winter. Due to the impact of this catastrophe on the more industrialized and prosperous eastern Nepal, the overall effect on the country’s economy has been severe. At the time of the breach, the river was actually below the level of normal discharge.
Pun, S. B
Hydro Nepal: Journal of Water, Energy and Environment Issue No. 4