In the first incident, an aged woman Rampati Devi, a resident of Devkuli village of Dhanarua block, fell into the flood water and began drowning as she failed to gauge its depth when she was on way to another house in the locality, an NDRF release said.
The village has been inundated due to a leakage of flood water from an embankment on Punpun river, it said. Local people raised an alarm and an NDRF team led by inspector Subhash Chandra, whose team was rescuing people from flood waters, reached the spot and saved her and administered first aid.
Later, the team admitted her to a nearby health centre where doctors declared her fit after examining, it said.
Another woman was saved from drowning by NDRF in the same village. The woman along with another woman was going to buy medicine through the pathway made on the embankment but she slipped and went into the deep waters. The other woman accompanying her raised an alarm and the NDRF team saved her too, the release said.