Several areas of the Nepalgunj Municipality have been inundated due to continuous rainfall since Wednesday evening here in Banke district.
According to Bishnu Prasad Bhushal, Executive Officer at Nepalgunj Municipality, half a dozen of human settlements (areas) were inundated due to the incessant rainfall since last evening.
According to Hydrology and Meteorology office at the district, the rainfall recorded at 243.7 millimeters in the last 24 hours here in the district which is highest in the whole year.
Various areas including Setu BK Chwok, Gharbari Tole, Sitalnagar, Bulbuliya, Shantinagar and Belasapur have been inundated. Locals have been affected as the rainwater entered into their houses.
Meanwhile, the water level at Rapti River has also drastically gone up due to massive rainfall in the area. Following this, various human settlements situated along the river including Holiya, Betihani, Gangapur, Mtehiya are at high risk of inundation.
According to Jagat Bahadur Basnet, officiating Chief District Officer at the district, the police stations in the areas have been instructed to issue alert notice to the locals to remain at high alert.