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Arun River blocked forming a 3-kilometre dam

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.

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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.