Excavator used by hydropower project set on fire

Published On: June 16, 2019 01:46 PM NPT By: RSS

SOLUKHUMBU,June 16: An excavator being used by a hydropower project was ablaze by an unidentified group at Bhadaure, Pingla of Solu Dudhkunda municipality-11.

The machine was used for the 68-megawatt under-construction Solukhola Dudhkoshi Hydropower Project.

Though the fire happened last night, the people concerned came to know about it only this morning, said District Police Office’s Police Inspector Uttam Karki.

Likewise, an improvised explosive device (IED) was found near the incident site, and until the filing of this report, a bomb disposal team of the Nepal Army from Itahari was on its way to the district to manage it.

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