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Massive flood in Bhotekoshi damages Barhabise-Tatopani road section, sweeps away 15 houses

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SINDHUPALCHOWK — A sudden flood triggered by the incessant rain the previous evening in Bhoteskoshi River has swept away 15 houses at Tatopani area and damaged the Barhabise-Tatopani road section.

The floodwaters also swept away two tippers parked in a yard of Liping-based customs office and a bally bridge over it constructed by the mid Bhotekoshi Project, as updated by Chief District Officer of Sindhupalchowk Gokarnamani Duwadi.

Human settlements in Tatopani, Barhabise, Lamosanghu and Khadichaur of Sindhupalchok are at high risk of inundation due to a massive flood in the River.

The floodwaters eroded 50 meters road segment at Jambu along the Barhabise-Tatopani route and caused landslides in its multiple sections.

Incessant rain in Tatopani area since last night and in the neighboring Tibet for the past few days might have caused a deadly flood in the river, Sindhupalchowk’s CDO said.

However, no human casualty has so far been reported and details of the losses are awaited. Though waters level in the river has relatively decreased, it is flowing at 1.5 meters higher level than the normal days, CDO Duwadi said.

Human settlements on the river bank were evacuated and so far no human casualty has been reported, said SP Rabindra KC of the District Police Office, Sindhupalchok.

The flooded river has caused land erosion at Jambu along the Araniko Highway.

People of those areas have been warned to move to safer places, police said.

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1 killed, 2 injured in Dhading truck mishap

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DHADING — One person was killed while two other seriously injured when a truck fell from Hugdi Khola Bridge in Rorang-10, Benighat along the Prithvi Highway on Wednesday.

The truck (Na 5 Kha 1568) en-route to Chitwan from Kathmandu fell off the bridge to Hugdi Khola (river) on Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Sher Bahadur Magar,23, of Madhya Bindu Municipality-10, according to police. Magar died on the course of treatment at a Malekhu-based hospital, informed Area Police Office, Gajuri.

Those injured in the incident are Manoj Ale 25, of Arunkhola, Nawalparasi and Megh Bahadur Gharti of Sitakganga Municipality in Arghakhanchi district have been sent to Kathmandu for further medical treatment.

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