Nepal | November 22, 2019

Heavy rainfall affects life in Rautahat

Prabhat Kumar Jha

RAUTAHAT: Continuous rainfall has affected the daily life in Rautahat district blocking the East-West Highway.

With monsoon growing stronger and incessant downpour for three consecutive days in the district, as many as 18 local levels have been swamped with water.

Local police administration and various organisations have started to aware the people about the risk of flood as the water levels of Bagmati and Lal Bakaiya rivers have risen to a risky level.

Vehicles passing through waterlogged East-West Highway at Chandrapur of Rautahat district, on Friday, June 12, 2019. Photo: Prabhat Kumar Jha/THT

According to Area Police Office, Chandrapur, the overflow of water in the causeway at Chandrapur on the East-West Highway halted the mobility on roads for about two hours.

Meanwhile, Banjraha and Auraiya villages of Ishanath Municipality have been deluged by the rising water levels.

Sanjaya Mishra, a local informed that the water level in the dam of Lal Bakaiya River in Katahariya Municipality has crossed the risk level.

Similarly, the district’s headquarter Gaur has been flooded due to which the vehicles have not been able to operate.

Because of the heavy rainfall, water has entered into hundreds of houses in the district, damaging many tiled and thatched-roof houses.

Kiran Thapa, Chief District Officer informed that necessary safety measures have been taken. Rescue officers and rubber boats have been kept ready. Similarly, Nepal Police, Nepal Army and Armed Police Force have been alerted to take necessary actions.

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