Man swept away by river while collecting timber

Published On: July 10, 2024 12:36 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

TANAHU, July 10: A man was swept away by a river while he was pulling out wood from the river this morning. 

Tal Bahadur Thapa, 55, from Byas Municipality-1 of Tanahun district, was swept away by the Seti River while he was fishing out wood and logs  from the river, according to the District Police Office, Tanahun.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Dipak Raya said that search for the missing Thapa was on.

When the flooded rivers and streams wash away the smashed tree branches, people gather on the riverbanks and pull out the wood in a bid to manage firewood, which, however, turns fatal in some cases.

Meanwhile, the Prithvi Highway which was obstructed by a landslide, has been opened for one-way traffic since this morning. 



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