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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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Mid-Hill highway opens door of prosperity: Minister Adhikari

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GALKOT- Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that the Mid-Hill highway had opened the door of prosperity.

He added that the highway was easing the transportation service of the hilly people.

Inaugurating the Badigad Festival and Nwagi Fair-2075 BS here in Baglung district on Saturday, Minister Adhikari stressed on preserving and promoting the domestic cultures to strengthen the nationality and create harmony among the people.

The festival organizer committee coordinator Tika Paija shared that the festival was organized to preserve domestic culture and promote local tourism.
The festival will run until November 25.

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