HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
MAHENDRANAGAR: The Nepal Red Cross Society, Kanchanpur District Chapter has installed sirens in four flood-prone VDCs in Kanchanpur to alert locals about the impending risk in the event of any flood occurance in their vicinity With the installation of the system, the locals of flood prone VDCs – Krishnapur, Tribhuvanbasti, Dekhatbhuli and Parasan – will be able to get information about the floods and take necessary precautions. The sirens that will be heard as far as 1.5 km is said to benefit over 1000 families in the villages affected by floods every year for the past four years.
Man dies after cliff fall
ILAM: Fuchhu Maila (60) of Jamuna VDC in Ilam died after falling from Kage cliff in Jamuna VDC on Friday. Police suspect Maila of being inebriated when the incident took place.
Elderly found dead
DAMAULI: Rana Bahadur Ale (79) of Tanahu was found dead in Byas, Dumshichaur on Friday morning. Locals had informed police after they saw the body of the elder in a forest, informed District Police Office. Further investigation into the incident is underway, police said.
Three schools merged
DIKTEL: Lack of students has led to the merger of three schools in Khotang. Khotang headquarters Diktel-based Nepal Balmandir Primary has been merged with Saraswoti Higher Secondary School Diktel, while Aiselukharka's Tribhuvan Primary has been merged with Tribhuvan Higher Secondary School. Similarly, Khotang bazaar-based Bal Mandir has been merged with Bhagawati Higher Secondary School. The merger with neighbouring schools was due to the sharp fall in students' number, District Education Officer Krishna Prasad Pokhrael said. Meanwhile, Khotang's Saunechaur-based Rapchadevi School has been closed due to the absence of students.
Son kills mother
MAHENDRANAGAR: Kalawati (35) of Kanchanpur, Krishnapur VDC died after her seven grader son Mohan Dhami (16) hacked her to death with an axe on Friday. Following the incident, Dhami surrendered himself to the nearby Riot Police Control Police. Preliminary investigation suggests minor domestic dispute for the cause of death, SP Dilip Kumar Chaudhary said. Kalawati's body has been sent to the Mahakali Zonal Hospital Mahendranagar for autopsy. —