Bad weather hampers landing of helicopter carrying PM Dahal and his team in Panchthar

Published On: June 19, 2023 03:23 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 19: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, accompanied by a team, had to abort their landing in Panchthar due to adverse weather conditions. The team, which had set out to make an aerial inspection of the flood and landslide affected areas, returned to Biratnagar.

The PM-led team initially flew to Tumlingtar in Sankhuwasabha district via a Nepali Army helicopter to assess the devastation caused by the landslide and flood. However, as the weather worsened, preventing a safe landing in Panchthar, the team redirected to Biratnagar, as confirmed by the Prime Minister's Secretariat.

In addition to Prime Minister Dahal, the team comprises Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha, Minister for Physical Infrastructure Prakash Jwala, Urban Development Minister Sita Gurung, Chief of Army Staff Prabhu Ram Sharma, and representatives from the flood-affected districts.


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