MANANG, Jan 9: The water has turned into rocky ice due to drop in temperature in the district. The pipeline of water has broken while flowing water turned into solid ice. The rivers in the district turned into icy surface.
The taps were functionless as the water inside turned into solid. The locals pour hot water on the tap to defrost the ice. The denizens int eh district are compelled to boil ice to drink water.
Chief District Officer Hari Prasad Pant said that minus 16 degree Celsius temperature was recorded in Chame of Manang on Monday.
“We have no option but to sleep throughout the day and night under the blanket. There is no possibility of resuming outdoor chores,” said Pant, “Taps and rivers have frozen. The temperature barely improves during the day.