SINDHUPALCHOWK — A flood in Bhotekoshi River swept away 15 more houses in Sindhupalchok district on Saturday, according to police.
With this, the number of houses swept away by the flood d in the Bhotekoshi River has reached 52.
The flood washed away 12 houses in Tatopani and three houses in Liping of the area.
The flood also swept away a Ncell tower in Kodari.
Meanwhile, Nepal Red Cross Society Sindhupalchowk Chapter has begun dispersing relief to the flood and landslide victims in Tatopani, Naya Basti and Bahrabise areas.
In a joint effort with the District Natural Disaster Relief Committee, the Society touched base at the Liping Bazaar with 50 sets of of tarpaulin sheets, 50 blankets, 25 sets of kitchen ware, 250 kilos of rice grains, 50 kilos of pulses, 25 packets of salt, oil, sanitation kits, and 2000 packs of Jivan Jal.
The relief materials stored at Tatopani VDC Office will be provided to the victims in collaboration with local administration, Red Cross, Nepal Police and the locals, Nepal Red Cross Society’s Kamal Charan Kashyapati, said.
Society’s Executive Director, Indra KC, said the relief materials were distributed among the victims of landslides and floods in Tatopani, Naya Basti and Bharabise.
The Nepal Army has also set up tents in at least 6 places while the District Health Office has arrived with essential medicines. The NA has also airlifted those in risk to safety.Follow @gorkhapost
2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold
RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.
Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.
The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.
According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.
It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.Follow @gorkhapost