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Boy goes missing while bathing in Seti River

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BAITADI — A boy has gone missing while he was bathing with his friends at the local Seti River.

Eight-year-old Uttam Saud of Thalakanda VDC-6 of the district had gone to the river close to his home to take a bath on Saturday.

The incident was, however, reported to police only today, according to DSP Mohan Prasad Pokharel. Police together with locals are now looking for the missing boy in and around the river.

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Flood sweeps away bridge at Barhabise

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CHUTARA — Flood and landslide triggered by the incessant rainfall have swept away a concrete bridge over a local Sandi stream at Barhabise bazaar last night.

It has resulted in disruption of vehicular movement, creating hassles to the people especially from Barhabise municipality and Bhotekoshi rural municipality, said Police Inspector at Area Police Office, Barhabise, Yadav Thapa.

Twenty-two houses of Barhabise bazaar area have been waterlogged after the settlement was flooded.

The Chinese government had constructed the 40-feet long bridge in 2024 BS. Mud and sands have piled up to five feet on the road sides.

Three excavators have been used to remove the landslide debris, added Thapa. Engineer at the Road Division Office, Charikot, said preparation was underway to install a bailey bridge there.

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