KATHMANDU-People living in Barekot Rural Municipality in Jajarkot district have been suffering from a food shortage for the last three months.
The crisis occurred after hailstones destroyed the winter crops earlier in the year. As monsoon floods have swept away various road sections and bridge, People are unable to import food.
Around 20,000 people in Ramidand, Nayakbada, Sakla, Rokayagaun and other villages are food insecure. They are compelled to pay higher than the actual price.
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.