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Rautahat boat capsize -Two bodies recovered, 5 still Missing

26 August, 2018, Southern Nepal – Its a yearly ritual in Lowland Terai of Nepal that people are drowning in water in various places and since long government and local authorities are still waiting for incidents to take lives then only they wake up for a while and sleep again.

Search and rescue unit of Nepal Police and Army searching for the victims of Boat capsize at Lalbakaiya river.
Search and rescue unit of Nepal Police and Army searching for the victims of Boat capsize at Lalbakaiya river.

In a recent inciden a medium size boat used to cross a river during the mansoon season has capsized by ramping in a pillar made to install motarable bridge since 5 years. Rescuer workers on Sunday recovered two bodies of the people who went missing after the swollen Lalbakaiya River swept away a boat at Tikuliyaghat in Gaur Municipallity-4 of Rautahat district on Saturday evening. Five people are still unknown whether they are still alive or washed away to India, their body may not be found even.
According to the police, the bodies of Runa Devi Patel, 35, of Auraiya and Shanti Devi of Tikuliya, Gaur Municipallity-4 were found at Jamuwa Ghat of Shivghar District in India.
Twenty-four people, including five women, swam ashore safely and have come in contact with the local administration.

According to Chief District Officer Govinda Prasad Rijal the search and rescue operation is underway to locate the five missing people with the help of  Indian Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) as the border is only 2 km away from the incident location.

The boat was returning to Tikuliyaghat from Banjaraha. The Lalbakaiya river is swollen beyond the danger mark following torrential rains in the area for the past two days. If the bridge was constructed in time as it should have been, such incident may not have been occurred time to time saying local villagers.

Source: News Sources

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