Nepal | July 16, 2019

Storm damage properties worth millions in Bhojpur

Niroj Koirala
Sankhuwasabha storm

Locals gather around the house damaged by an uprooted tree during a storm in Khandbari Municipality of Sankhuwasabha district on Monday, May 20, 2019. Photo: Niroj Koirala/ THT

BHOJPUR: The strong winds on Monday afternoon have damaged properties in various locations of Khandbari Municipality in Sankhuwasabha district.

The municipality’s Tundikhel, Ghimire Village, Welfare and District Prison areas were damaged by the storm, according to police. House roofs were blown off in majority of places hit hard by the storm while trees were uprooted in other places.

It has been learned that the house belonging to Dal Bahadur Rai collapsed as an uprooted tree fell upon it, in Khandbari-1.

According to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Shyam Saru Magar at Sankhuwasabha District Police Office, the preliminary investigation put the figure of Rs 1.5 million as a loss incurred in the disaster. However, it is yet to get the details of loss incurred in the disaster.

The storm accompanied with hailstones have disrupted the power supply in Khandbari and nearby areas.

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