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Flash flood inundates Beni Bazaar

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MYAGDI — A flash flood which struck on Saturday night at Beni Bazaar caused damages to more than a hundred houses and retail shops while forcing the residents to stay awake all night.

The flood cascading from a higher ground above the settlement at 11 pm inundated the houses in Campus Chowk and Mangal Ghat. The flood laden with slush and stones broke into the houses.

The flood water has affected settlements in Shikchya Marg, Pipal Chowk, Ganesh Tole, Sangam Chowk, Hulak Chowk and Bank Chowk along with Saibaba temple and lower bazaar areas.

Campus Chowk resident, Govinda Baniya, said that food commodities, vegetables, clothes, gold and jewelleries, hardware and meat shops were impacted by the flash flood.

The Nepal Army, police and the locals are trying to repair the damages and tame the flooding. Machapuchhre Bank’s Security Guard, Kabiram Sunar, said that the residents of the Bazaar stayed awake all night after a ‘sudden and huge flood’ struck.

The details of the losses incurred in the flash flood triggered by two hours of incessant rainfall at night will be collected this morning, according to Police Inspector, Lokendra Singh Guru.

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More students opt for technical education in Khotang

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KHOTANG— The number of students joining school for technical and vocational education is on the rise of late in Khotang district.

Currently, Mahuregadhi Model Polytechnic School established in Diktel of Rupakot Majhuwagadhi Municipality-13 in the district has taken admission of the students in the three-year diploma course in forestry.

Likewise, Saraswati Secondary School in the same municipality has also commenced classes on junior technical assistance (JTA) on crop science by taking approval from the Council of Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT). A total of 44 students have been admitted to the 18-month course though 66 students had applied by expressing their interests.

Similarly, Jyoti Secondary School of the same municipality is also planning to begin 18-month course of animal science from this year.

Officials said that students’ attraction to civil engineering, forestry, agriculture JTA, livestock JTA, micro enterprise facilitator, beautician and other technical field has increased in Khotang district.

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