Humla affected by heavy snowfall

Published On: January 9, 2022 08:05 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

SIMKOT, Jan 9: Simkot, the district headquarters of Humla, has been affected by snowfall since Friday evening. Heavy snowfall has made it difficult for locals to get out of their homes. The temperature has dropped drastically below minus 12 degree Celsius.

Chapal Lama, a local of Tumkot shared that up to four feet of snow has accumulated  in Malimi, Muchul and other areas of Namkha Municipality due to the snowfall. As a result, even the drinking water and the river water have frozen. 

Usually busy with people, the Simkot area now looks deserted due to extreme cold and snow.

Assistant Chief District Officer Dasharath Rai shared that the people's life around Simkot has been badly affected due to the continuous snowfall.



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