Two swept by floods in Banke

Monday, July 2nd, 2018 | | National

Two people were swept by floods in Jethinala River at Baijyanath Rural Municipality of Banke district on Sunday.

Tula Budha, 65, of Baijyanath Rural Municipality-5, and Lok Bahadur Sunar, 35, were swept while crossing the river that flooded due to incessant rains for the past two days, Police Inspector Niranjan Ghimire said. He said the police have been searching for the missing persons.

In another incident, the floods triggered by continuous downpour have obstructed Nepalgunj-Gulariya postal road at Khajura of Nepalgunj. The water level in Podari rivulet grew and started flowing from the road. Locals saved a motorbike rider he was trying to salvage his bike from the flooding.

Nepalgunj has been deluged due to the rains. A pond has been formed at Setu Bika Chok in the town.