DAMAULI: One-way traffic was resumed on Saturday on the Mugling-Damauli road section along the Prithvi Highway in Aabukhairani in Tanahun, which was obstructed due to landslips following heavy rainfall on Friday night. Vehicular movement along the road section had been obstructed following landslides triggered by rain. Tanahun District Police Office said security personnel and locals worked to clear the mud and boulders from the road. Preparation to clear the remaining debris with the help heavy equipment brought from the Western Road Division Office, Tanahun, is on. Once the mud and boulders are completely cleared, two-way traffic could be resume.

Boy falls into river

KHOTANG: A minor boy went missing in the Dudhkoshi River on Saturday. Local Mohan Biswokarma said that Keshav Biswokarma, 12, of Khanigaun, Chyasmitar VDC, Khotang had slipped into the river while playing on the riverbanks. Police, along with the locals,  have launched a search operation.

Geologists in Khotang

KHOTANG: Geologists have started studying human settlements in Khotang that are at high risk of landslides following the devastating earthquake of April 25. A two-member team of geologists from the Department of Mines and Geology had reached Bahunidanda on Friday for the vulnerability assessment of the area in the aftermath of the quake. The assessment is meant to facilitate the relocation of households from the areas which are at risk. “The team will study if Tyamtuk of Bahunidanda, one of the worst affected places where all houses were ravaged, is safe for habitation,” said Chief District Officer Govind Sapkota, who is also the coordinator of the District Natural Disaster Rescue Committee. As per the data with the disaster committee, all 24 houses in Tyamtuk were flattened by the quakes of April 25, 26 and May 12. Besides the assessment, the team will also recommend safer places for the local people’s relocation, if necessary.

Gamblers detained

KATHMANDU: Police on Friday raided a house in Purano Guheshwori, Tarkeshwor Municipality, and rounded up 10 persons on charge of gambling. Rs 28,805 and five decks of playing cards were confiscated from them. Officials said charges will be pressed against them under the Gambling Act, 1963.