Avalanche in Manang


Manang, March 5

An avalanche occurred at Dhukurpokhari of Ngisyang Rural Municipality in the district, causing inconvenience to people’s movement.

The connectivity to the upper and lower Mustang has been difficult with this. Chief District Officer Subash Kumar Lamichhane informed that although the avalanche had not blocked the road, it was difficult for people to trek in the upper belt.

The upper belt of the district had witnessed huge snowfall on Sunday night. “Arrival of tourists has begun here, but the avalanche has caused risk,” said Dhak Bahadur Bhujel, district chief of Annapurna Conservation Area Project.

Some 50 to 60 tourists visit the area daily. He further informed that the tourists were made aware of the risk caused by the avalanche.

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