Several villages inundated in Rautahat, East-West Highway blocked

Published On: July 12, 2019 11:25 AM NPT By: Madan Thakur

RAUTAHAT, July 12: Floods caused by incessant rainfall have inundated half a dozen villages in Rautahat.

The swollen Bagmati and Lal Bakaiya rivers have kept Banjaraha, Auraiya, Belbichwa, Badharwa and Gadho villages under water for the past three days. Continuous rainfall in the district has hit the life hard. Floodwater at Bagmati and Lal Bakaiya embankments has submerged dozens of houses in the districts.

Meanwhile, floodwater at Chandi, Lamha and Jhajha rivers has inundated huge swathes of farmland in the district. Vehicular movement has been badly affected along the East-West Highway following the flood in Rautahat.

Police stations in Banjaraha, Auraiya, Belbichwa, Badhwra have also been flooded. Several government teams have been mobilized in villages to take the stock of the situation following the flood. Over a dozen villages of Rautahat are in high risk of flooding, officials said.

District Police Chief Bhupendra Khatri told Republica Online that the police teams have been mobilized in the flood-hit villages.  

Chief District Officer of Rautahat Kiran Thapa informed that security agencies are in high alert following the flood.



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