Woman rescued after four hours

Tekrani Chaudhary

Dang: Tekrani Chaudhary, who was swept away by the floods in the Rapti River, has been rescued after four hours.

According to Puran Malla, Acting Chief of Ward Police Office, Lamahi, she was rescued from the island at Lamahi Municipality-4, Butkauwa, eight kilometers away from Gadhwa Gaonpalika-3, Govardiha at around 4 pm on Thursday.

She is currently undergoing treatment at Lamahi Hospital. Chaudhary, who was going for a swim, was swimming in the water without dipping her head.

“I have survived. “Don’t worry,” Chaudhary told her relatives over the phone.

Relatives hadn’t hoped that Chaudhary, who went missing in the floods, would return safely.

“It simply came to our notice then. The villagers tried to rescue her. But, they couldn’t, ‘said nephew Kalicharan Chaudhary.’ We are happy to see Aunty safe. ‘

After receiving the news of the disappearance in the floods, the Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force were mobilized under the direction of Chief District Officer Ram Bahadur Kurumwang.

The administration has also issued a public notice for vigilance after the water level in the Rapti River started crossing the danger level. Public have been requested not to go to the river bank to pick firewood to avoid the risk of incessant rains.