Manaslu avalanche: Home Ministry urges people near Budhi Gandaki to remain vigilant

Published On: April 21, 2024 04:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 21: The Ministry of Home Affairs has urged the people residing in the vicinity of the Budhi Gandaki River in Gorkha to remain vigilant at possible consequences from an increased water flow in the river.  

A massive avalanche from Mount Manaslu this morning fell into the Birendra Lake beneath the peak, causing it to overflow. The lake is considered the origin of the Budhi Gandaki.  Following the lake outburst, the water level in the river has significantly increased, prompting the Home Ministry to issue a notice of precaution to the people residing near the river in the downstream areas. 

According to Ministry Spokesperson Narayan Prasad Bhattarai, the flood may result in a significant loss. "And amidst this possibility, we appeal to the people concerned to take preventive measures on time."

However, the District Police Office, Gorkha, said the situation suggests no immediate risk for further loss. Once reporting about the occurrence of the disaster, a police squad from the office promptly left for the site for a response, it is said. 



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