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‘The Jungle Book’ rules China’s box office

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BEIJING — Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ stomped out the competition in Chinese theatres in the week ending April 17, earning $49.1 million after opening on April 15, the China Film News reported on Tuesday.

Action-thriller “London Has Fallen” came in second place during the week, pulling in $21 million, Xinhua news agency reported. “Chongqing Hot Pot”, a domestic heist drama about events leading to a bank robbery, raked in about $7.2 million to land in third place in the week.

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Flood sweeps away bridge at Barhabise

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CHUTARA — Flood and landslide triggered by the incessant rainfall have swept away a concrete bridge over a local Sandi stream at Barhabise bazaar last night.

It has resulted in disruption of vehicular movement, creating hassles to the people especially from Barhabise municipality and Bhotekoshi rural municipality, said Police Inspector at Area Police Office, Barhabise, Yadav Thapa.

Twenty-two houses of Barhabise bazaar area have been waterlogged after the settlement was flooded.

The Chinese government had constructed the 40-feet long bridge in 2024 BS. Mud and sands have piled up to five feet on the road sides.

Three excavators have been used to remove the landslide debris, added Thapa. Engineer at the Road Division Office, Charikot, said preparation was underway to install a bailey bridge there.

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