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Villagers facing trouble for no motorable bridge

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BANKE—“We should cross the Rapti River to purchase daily consumptive goods. Motorway is fragile; there is no cemented bridge over Rapti; means of transportation are not operational. Rainy season is quite painful”, said Bharat Buddhathoki, a local of Raptisonari rural municipality-1, Khokari.

With this, the seven village of the area-Baseri, Duweri, Sunaha, Bhamka, Amuwa, Bhawanipur and Sunkhare have not been only detached from district headquarters but also the local market.

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Two suspension bridges constructed over the Rapti River are also not convenient so that the locals have to walk for hours to reach Kusum Bazar.

“Our local market is Kusum. We need to walk several hours to reach Kusum Bazar because of inconvenience of the suspension bridge”, Buddhathoki said, adding , “The means of transportations would have been smoothly run had  there been cemented bridge over the river. It would be much easier for locals”.

The motorway has been already constructed in a way to link all these seven villages but absence of bridge over Rapti has troubled the villagers much.

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Wildfire goes out of control in Parbat

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PARBAT— A wildfire that engulfed hundreds of hectares of two community forests at Bihadi Rural Municipality in the district has yet to come under control.

The inferno that took place at around 9 am on Thursday continues to rage, advancing towards the nearby settlements at Lingsing, Taltum, Lugring and Bhaterpata, putting lives at risk, said the police. The locals have been asked to stay alert.

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“At present, the flame is at the cliff above Salghari. It may engulf the nearby entire settlements if not taken under control soon,” said local resident Rishiram Bhusal. Thousands of rupees worth of healthy trees and medicinal herbs have been burnt down so far in the inferno, said the police.

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