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No let-up in snowfall, Bajura hit hard

Himalayan News Service

A view of Pokhare Lekh after snow blanketed the area, in Bajura, on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Photo: THT

Bajura, January 27

Life has been severely affected due to continuous snowfall in the hilly districts of the Far-west and Karnali provinces.

Heavy snowfall has thrown life out of gear in Bajhang, Bajura, Darchula, Baitadi and Accham districts of the Far-west Province; and Humla, Jumla and Mugu of Karnali Province. The sudden change in weather has affected elderly citizens and children the most.

Transport and communication services have been adversely affected due to continuous rainfall followed by snow.

Himali Rural Municipality, Budhinanda Municipality, Chededaha Rural Municipality, Swami Kartik Rural Municipality and Padabgufa Rural Municipality of Bajura received heavy snowfall.

The road from Martadi to Kolti has been completely shut. Similarly, Kanda, Dolichaur, Surma and Gadara rural municipalities, among other hilly areas of Bajhang, have also received heavy snowfall.

Likewise, Dolpu, Kirami and Polu rural municipalities, among other places of Mugu, have also received snowfall.

Chairman at Maila Rural Municipality Bagdal Malla said heavy snowfall had affected mobility of people, cattle and the supply of daily essentials in the region.

Regular flights from Nepalgunj to Bajura, Humla, Jumla, Dolpa and Mugu have also been halted for the past one week after snow engulfed the airports. Similarly, telephone service has also been disrupted due to continuous snowfall in the northern parts of Bajura after solar-powered telephone towers went dysfunctional.

Educational institutions in the hilly areas remained closed due to snowfall.

Himali Rural Municipality Chairman Govinda Bahadur Malla said people could not come out of their houses as the temperature had plummeted after snowfall. He said official work had also been affected.


A version of this article appears in print on January 28, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.


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