Boat swept away by Lalbakaiya River; 15 come in contact (Update)

Published On: August 25, 2018 09:10 PM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, Aug 25: A boat with 40 people onboard has been swept away by the swollen Lalbakaiya River in the district.

According to Chief District Officer Govinda Rijal, 15 people have come in contact with police while the 22 rest have gone missing.

A rescue team comprising security personnel representing Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepal Army has been deployed in the incident site, informed CDO Rijal.

The incident took place after a boat heading to the district headquarters Gaur from Banjarah was swept away by the flooded Lalbakaiya River at 7 pm today.   

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