Four people trapped in the swollen Rapti River have been rescued safely. The locals of Duduwa Rural Municipality Ward 4 of Banke were trapped in the middle of the Rapti River on Monday evening.
According to Rupan Gyawali, Information Management Officer at the District Emergency Operations Center, Banke, a team of Nepal Police and Armed Police Force rescued the locals after they received information that they were trapped in the river. The rescued people were 55-year-old Sokhat Nau, 45-year-old Sabbir Khan, 30-year-old Pramod Lonia and 60-year-old Nazir Khan.
Three other people who were trapped in the river were able to swim to the banks on Monday evening. Due to continuous rain, the water level in the river has increased. According to the Flood Measurement Center, the water level in the river reached 3 meters 40 centimeters on Tuesday.