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Jakhera Lake draws attention of tourists

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DANG- The Jakhera Lake based in Lamahi Municipality-5 of Dang, a district lying in the lap of Chure Mountain is gradually gaining popularity as a destination for tourists.

The mind-blowing scenic beauty of Jakhara Lake which is at the bottom of Chure mountain has attracted attention of domestic and foreign tourists.

Besides, the green forest along the east-west border has also added beauty to the touristic value of the lake.

Daily around 200 to 300 domestic and foreign tourists are turning up here to observe the lake and enjoy jungle safari as well as for the purpose of picnic, shared Om Bhagat Chaudhary, an employee of Jakhera Lake Conservation Committee.

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The lake stretched over 5.5 bighas of land is surrounded by forest. It is 6-feet deep. There is a temple of Lord Ganesh to its north and Siddeswor Mahadev Temple to the east of the lake.

The main attractions of the lake are picnic spots, water riding, natural trekking and observation of birds and other animals.

Tourists coming here are very much excited to enjoy boating in the lake. “Tourists have to wait long for boat riding with the availability of only one boat”, Chaudhary said.

Each individual has to pay Rs 50 for boat riding while s/he needs to pay Rs 20 to reach the temple for worships.

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Massive fire guts property worth millions in Itahari

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ITAHARI- Goods, raw materials and equipments worth over Rs 20 million were gutted when a fire broke out at the Laxmi Foam Industry at Khanar of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City-10 in Sunsari district this morning.

It is said the fire suddenly broke out from the warehouse area of the industry where the ready-made goods are stored. Police have speculated that the fire started at 4 am when the industry had already closed and there were no workers inside.

The industry is owned by Bhanu Tibadewala. According the Shankar Thakur, the manager at the industry, the raw materials of doormat and important machinery at the industry have also been damaged in the inferno.

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Nepal Army, the Armed Police Force and the Nepal Police personnel as well as the Itahari fire brigade made attempts to douse the fire after some time it started.

Fire trucks from Dharan, Inaruwa, Biratnagar, Duhabi and Sundarharaincha were immediately called into service thereby bringing the huge inferno under control and preventing further damage, said Shiva Kumar Shrestha, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Area Police Office Itahari.

He said the cause of the fire is not yet ascertained and the extent of damage is being assessed.

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