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Bhotekoshi sweeps away 15 more houses

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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.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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