Pilgrims, tourists stranded in Mustang following landslides


Sep 14, 2018-

Pilgrims and tourists visiting Mustang district have been left stranded as the Beni-Jomsom road section was disrupted due to flood and landslides.

Vehicular movement along the road section remained disrupted as several road sections at Rupse in Myagdi and Ghansa to Lete of Mustang have been disrupted following the landlsides.

Locals said that it would take around three days to travel through the disrupted 76-km road section.

Meanwhile, helicopters have been mobilised for the rescue operation of the stranded tourists visiting various areas including the Muktinath Temple in Mustang district.

More than 100 Indian tourists have been rescued from Dana to Beni using the helicopters run by the private sectors, shared a local Indra Singh Sherchan.

Similarly, the local farmers are in despair as the transportation of their produces such as apples has also been adversely affected due to the disrupted road.

Although the debris of the landslides were removed from various places mobilizing the dozers brought here to build Beni-Jomson-Korala Road, it would take few more days to clear all the debris in all the landslide-hit places along the road section, shared Beni-Jomson-Korala Project's Engineer, Pradeep Niraula.

Likewise, the landslide has swept away some 10 metres of road nearby Lete River while the Bailey bridge is at high risk of being swept away.

The Health Post at Kinjo and the building of Aama Samuha have received complete damages. The flood has caused damages to a total of 10 houses at Sauru at Thasang Rural Municipality-2 in Manang, according to Thasang Rural Municipality Chairperson Buddhi Pasad Sherchan.

House of Representatives member Prem Prasad Tulachan said that efforts have been made for the management of the landslide-affected households and to resume the traffic along the Beni-Jomson road section by removing the debris and repairing the road section. RSS

Published: 14-09-2018 14:08

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