KATHMANDU — Water supply to various parts of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-14 Balkhu has been disrupted after distribution pipes were damaged.
Locals at Balkhu, Kuleshwar, Kalimati, Bhimsensthan, Kalanki and Baphal were facing hardship not getting drinking water for few days.
The water supply pipes were damaged and cut off in the area in course of expanding the road section last week.
Around 200,000 locals were directly affected due to supply disruption. Metropolitan Police Range Balkhu chief Arun Chaudhary, police, Water Supply Corporation among other locals was making coordination to solve the problem.
However, local Kumari Club chair Mohan Basnet has urged the government to address the problems soon.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.