January 8, 2017 11:03 AM NPT
By: DB Buda
Photo: DB Budha/Republica
JUMLA, Jan 8: Jumla is witnessing snowfall from Saturday midnight which has thrown normal life out of gear with plummeting temperature. Last year, Jumla had witnessed snowfall in October where as this year it received snowfall in January.
The sky has been covered with clouds for the last two days and it is still snowing in Jumla. Due to heavy snowfall, district headquarters Khalanga has received at least five inches of snowfall. Similarly, Dillichur, Chumchaur, Patarasi Gothichaur, Bhumradichaur, Bota Malika, Malikathata, Ghode Mahadev and Tamti VDCs of the district have witnessed a huge snowfall.
As the sky has remained cloudy for the past two days, the local media which get their power supply from solar power are on the verge of closing down. Life has been hit hard in Jumla. The most affected are children, elderly citizens and livestock.
The snowfall has forced planes to be grounded. The forests near the headquarters have received six inch of snowfall. Shops are closed due to heavy snowfall. More snowfall is expected.