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Arun River blocked forming a 3-kilometre dam

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SANKHUWASABHA — Debris from Barun River blocked the Arun River forming a 3-kilometre dam at Syaksila Gola in Hatiya, Sankhuwasabha district. The dammed river has posed a risk to around 80 families living in the area.

The river was blocked by overwhelming flood debris from Barun River,according to DSP at Sankhuwasabha District Police Office, Gautam Kumar KC.

The incident site is 2-day walk from the district headquarters Khandbari.

Chief District Officer Shivaraj Joshi  informed that around 22 security personnel under Hedamna Sub-Inspector and 13 police personnel from Hatiyagola have reached the incident site for rescue operation.

Meanwhuile, a meeting of the Natural Disaster Rescue Committee is under way.

Joshi informed that a team of Nepal Army has been deployed in the area. The army will inspect the dam site by helicopter and bring in additional personnel to conduct the operation.

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Indian truck driver held with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium

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KATHMANDU — The Narcotics Control Bureau has arrested an Indian truck driver with 213 kg hashish and 2.250 kg opium from Kalanki on Sunday.

NCB, acting on a tip-off, intercepted the Indian truck with registration number WB 23 B 5885 and assrested Meraz Alam, 25, of Bihar. The truck, which entered Nepal from India yesterday offloaded a consignment of maize in Hetauda of Makwanpur and headed to Dhading to load the hashish and opium provided by local racketeers, according to police.

The drugs were concealed in two false compartment made in cargo space of the truck.

Police said that, Alam allegedly used the truck to smuggle drugs to India for long time.

Meanwhile, the narco police had launched an investigation to ascertain the racketeer who supplied the hard drugs to Indian smugglers.

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