Surkhet flights halted due to thick fog

BANKE: All the flights from Surkhet airport came to a halt this morning as Banke, Bardiya, Surkhet and Dang districts in the mid-western region were covered by a thick fog. According to the Civil Aviation Office Nepalgunj, air services were also not regular from Nepalgunj airport because of fog. As cold increased, people in Nepalgunj, Khajura and Kohalpur, as well as inner villages of Banke have been warming themselves beside the fire. Children and elderly people are more affected from the cold wave.