MAHOTTARI: Locals of Pashupatinagar VDC in northern part of Mahottari district have been reeling under water crunch after 50 wells in the area dried following scorching heat. Out of the 80 wells in the VDC, 50 have dried up completely and the remaining are on the verge of drying up, said a local, Ramraja Mahato. Members of most families in the area have been spending their time to fetch drinking water from a farther stream for the past 15/20 days, it is stated.