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Elephants used for rescuing tourists stranded in Sauraha floods

- Post Report, BHARATPUR

Aug 13, 2017-

Efforts are underway to rescue the tourists stranded in floods in Sauraha of Chitwan. The tourists are being rescued with the help of elephants and boat, according to Chitwan District Police Office.

Some 700 foreign and national tourists have been stranded in Sauraha after water from flooded Rapti River entered settlements bringing the city to a grinding halt and severely affecting rescue works.

Owner of Hotel Wildlife Shankar Sainju informed tourists from the USA, China, Sri Lanka, India and national tourists are among those stranded.

District police office said areas including Ratnanagar, Khairahani, Sauraha, Mangalpur, among others, are inundated due to heavy rainfall.

Published: 13-08-2017 19:25

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