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DPM Nidhi instructs outlet of water in blocked Arun River


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KATHMANDU — Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Bimalendra Nidhi has instructed the concerned authority to put in place a mechanism to outlet the water in the blocked Arun river in Sankhuwasabha carefully so as to mitigate the risk of inundation of human settlement in Barun Bazar.

The flood debris in Barun river in the district had been blocking the water in Arun river in Syakshila Gola in Bhote Khola rural municipality since Thursday evening.

A two-kilometre long artificial lake was formed following the blockage of the river.  Three houses in Barun Bazar received damages due to the damming of the river while four houses are said to be at high risk

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A team of technical officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), Nepal Army as well as Armed Police Force are preparing to fly to Barun Bazar in a chopper for the management of the disaster as well as for the mitigation of the risk, according to the MoHA.

The Barun River merges with the Arun River.

According to Chief District Officer in Sankhuwasabha, Shivaraj Joshi, there are 36 police personnel being deployed in the site where water in the Arun River is blocked.

State-Minister for Health, Taraman Gurung is learnt to be on his way for the inspection of the site.