Flood inundates dozens of villages in Rautahat (In Pictures)

Rautahat flood

Flood caused by incessant rainfall for the past three days has inundated dozens of villages in Rautahat district.

The rise in water level due to continuous rain has submerged Gaur Bazar, Banjaraha, Aauriya, Bankul, BelBechawa, Badharwa and Gadho villages, according to Rautahat District Police.

The water level in Bagmati, Bakaiya, Jhangh and other rivulets are increasing posing risk to the villages near the embankment area.

The district police have issued alert to the locals living in the river banks to move to the higher ground to avoid human damages and casualties.

Meanwhile, Flood Forecasting Section of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has issued flood bulletin predicting the rise of water levels in various rivers and their tributaries causing inundation in eastern Tarai region.

Various flood centers set at Bagmati River, Rai Gaun, Pandhera Confluence, Kamala River, Ranibas and Titariya have predicted the water level to rise above warning level by late afternoon.

Similarly, Lalbakaiya, Ratu, Khado, Gagan, Triyuga, Budhikhola, Sunsari Khola, Pathari Khola, Letang Khola, Ratuwa, Mawa, Biring, Ninda and Mechi River will remain above the warning level today, according to the FFS.

Also, Saptakoshi, Tamor, Dudhkoshi and Sunkoshi will rise above the warning level tonight.

Ministry of Home Affairs’ National Emergency Operation Centre has also issued alert on the possible inundation and warned the people living on the banks of Bagmati River to stay alert.

Photo: Rautahat Express