Classrooms on the 'verge of collapse'

January 14, 2020 10:52 am

ROLPA, Jan 14: Built with mud and stones decades ago, the classrooms of Saraswati Secondary School in Pang, a remote village of Rolpa, are not safe anymore. It looks like the structures could collapse anytime, and the school principal feels no different. However, in the lack of budget to erect new buildings, the school with over 500 students has been running classes in the dilapidated rooms.

SIRAHA, Nov 13: A dam constructed for irrigation purpose in Khuttimadyan River in Dhangadhimai Municipality-12 of Siraha collapsed five months after it was built.

Triyuga bridge starts to collapse

July 17, 2019 14:15 pm

GAIGHAT, July 17: Eastern part of a concrete bridge of Triyuga river in Gaighat along Gaighat-Kadmaha road section has now started collapsing following the incessant rainfall and flood that took place for four days continuously.

PHNOM PENH, June 22: A seven-story building under construction collapsed in Cambodia’s coastal city of Sihanoukville on Saturday, killing three workers and injuring 18, authorities said.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Construction entrepreneurs have expressed their reservations against some of the provisions in sixth amendment to Public Procurement Rules 2007, saying that the law will affect the entire construction sector and push the industry to the brink of collapse.

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Four members of a family in Melung rural municipality-8, Khimti of Okhaldhunga district were killed when their house collapsed on Wednesday night.

RASUWA, July 28: The District Administration Office, Rasuwa has prohibited movement of transport trucks exceeding locad capacity of five tonnes towards Rasuwagadi. The prohibitory order was put in place from yesterday after a bridge at Ghatte River at  Gosaikunda rural municipality-2 suffered damage by landslide.

NEPALGUNJ, July 26: Locals have demanded a probe on recurring damage in the main canal of Sikta Irrigation Project.

LAOS, July 25: More than forty people died after a dam collapsed in Laos, sweeping several houses and causing damage, volunteers reported on social media. A group of volunteers which rounds up support for victims of the floods caused by the dam collapse reported that more than 40 people died and 200 are still missing.

MYAGDI, June 18: The bailey bridge at Galeshwor in the district is facing the risk of collapse as the road nearby has sunk.

BIRGUNJ, Jun 8: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has brought contractor to staffers under the purview of investigation after the Babai Bridge caved in at Jabdighat in Bardiya.

ITAHARI, May 18:  A minor has been killed after being hit by a wall that caved in while he was swimming in a rivulet in Ramdhuni of Sunsari district on Friday.

Five injured in a house collapse

April 5, 2018 09:18 am

BHAKTAPUR, April 5: At least five persons were injured when a house collapsed due to incessant rain at Suryabinayak municipality-10, Chittapole Khulal village on Wednesday evening.

GENEVA, March 27: European champions Portugal suffered a first-half collapse and had Joao Cancelo sent off just past the hour in an embarrassing 3-0 World Cup warm-up defeat by the Netherlands on Monday.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Nepal succumbed to 45 runs defeat in the seventh-place playoff match against the Netherlands in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 in Kwekwe, Zimbabwe on Saturday.

MIAMI, March 16: A newly erected pedestrian bridge spanning several lanes of traffic collapsed at Florida International University on Thursday, killing four people, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Downey said.

Chitwan Tigers picked up five wickets conceding only four runs in last two overs of the match to limit Lalitpur Patriots for 130 runs in their 20 overs. At one point, Patriots were 126/5 in 18.2 overs. Indian batsman Jaykishan Kolsawala top-scored for Patriots with 31 runs which included three fours.

After more than four weeks of intense pre-coalition talks in Germany, the Free Democrats (FDP) pulled the plug on a very broad four-party alliance on Sunday. There are now two main options on how to proceed. Incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel could form a minority government with her Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Bavarian sister-party, the Christian Social Union (CSU).

BRUSSELS, Oct 7: As in-fighting consumes the British government, Europeans have stepped up quiet preparations for a possible collapse of Brexit talks that could see Britain crash out of the EU without a deal 18 months from now.

LAHAN, Sept 24: The country's oldest political party, the Nepali Congress (NC) which had dominated the 2013 second Constitution Assembly elections in Siraha district, had perhaps never expected an embarrassing defeat in the same district in the local elections.

NEPALGUNJ, September 5: Sikta Irrigation Project is yet to complete. But the government is spending huge resources every year for maintenance and reconstruction work of the mega irrigation project.

DAILEKH, August 25: A woman died after her house  collapsed due to incenssant rainfall at the district headquarter Dailekh on early Friday. The deceased has been identified as 45-years-old  Deepa Chandra of  Naryan  Rural municipality-11.

MUMBAI, July 25:  A four-storey building housing a nursing home in the suburbs of Mumbai collapsed on Tuesday, killing at least four people with more than 30 feared trapped, fire and police officials said.

WASHINGTON, July 19:  President Donald Trump says it’s probably time to “just let Obamacare fail” after the latest humiliating heath bill collapse in the Senate. Still, he’s making a last-ditch effort to find some way to revive his party’s seemingly failed efforts on the bill.

WASHINGTON, July 18: The implosion of the Senate Republican health care bill leaves a divided GOP with its flagship legislative priority in tatters and confronts a wounded President Donald Trump and congressional leaders with dicey decisions about addressing their perhaps unattainable seven-year-old promise of repealing President Barack Obama’s law.

GORKHA, June 10: A worker was killed while next one was injured after a mud mound collapsed today. The accident took place when the workers were reconstructing a school building at Siranchok Rural Municipality-5 in Gorkha.

Twenty-three people were killed and 30 injured in Rajasthan when a wall collapsed on a crowd of people celebrating a wedding, police said on Thursday.

PARSA, Feb 18: A worker was killed when a wall of the house of a local resident caved in and fell on him at Birgunj Sub Metropolitan City-13 today morning. Other three workers were injured.

BEIJING, Feb 2:  Nine people were buried in the collapse of a group of homes in eastern China on Thursday morning, a Chinese rescue official and state media reported.

BHIMDUTTANAGAR, Jan 6: Four Nepali workers hired for an under-construction road project in Himachal Pradesh in India died as a mound of earth fell over them while on duty on Wednesday evening. They died on the spot.

PATNA, India, Dec 30: An official said Friday that at least six workers have been killed and at least six others remain trapped in a coal mine in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: A person was injured when a stage where Nepali Congress (NC) leaders were sitting collapsed at Dhadingbesi, Dhading on Monday.

BARA, Dec 20: Over a dozen people sustained injuries after a transmission line carrying high voltage of electricity snapped at Badki Pharawariyama VDC-8 in the district on Tuesday.

LONDON, Nov 26: Back at the scene of last season's Premier League title collapse, Tottenham will be picking up the pieces from a fresh disintegration.

BEIJING, Nov 24: State media say the death toll from the collapse of scaffolding at a construction site in eastern China has jumped to 67, with two other workers injured and one more missing.

BEIJING, Oct 11:  Rescuers pulled out a 3-year-old girl who survived under the remains of collapsed homes in the arms of her dead parents, state media reported Tuesday.

DAMASCUS, Sept 22: President Bashar Assad rejected U.S. accusations that Syrian or Russian planes struck an aid convoy in Aleppo or that his troops were preventing food from entering the city's rebel-held eastern neighborhoods, blaming the U.S. for the collapse of a cease-fire many had hoped would bring relief to the war-ravaged country.

GAUSHALA (Mahottari), Sept 1: A pregnant woman was killed when a private school compound wall collapsed and hit her at Pipara VDC in Mahottari district on Wednesday night.

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Despite sustaining heavy damages by last year's earthquakes, Thapathali's  Gorakhnath Temple was still standing. But in lack of proper preservation, the already vulnerable Rana-era temple collapsed due to heavy rainfall two weeks ago.

BABIYACHOUR (Myagdi), July 30: An elderly person died and his wife was injured when a house collapsed at Shikh VDC in Myagdi district this morning.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Though it has already been two weeks since a canal of Sikta Irrigation Project crumbled, the government neither knows the reason behind the collapse, nor is clear about its future move on the issue.

KATHMANDU, July 13: A panel formed by the government to investigate into the July 1 wall collapse incident in which two students had died and 24 others were injured at a school in Badegaun, Lalitpur has blamed sheer negligence on the part of both the land developers and the school administration for the incident.

Panel to probe wall collapse

July 5, 2016 00:20 am

KATHMANDU, July 5: After three days of the wall collapse that killed two students and 24 others injured at Pushpanjali Secondary School in Badegaun, Godavari, the government on Monday formed a five-member panel with Joint Secretary Krishna Prasad Raut of the home ministry as coordinator.

KATHMANDU, July 2: Minister for Home Affairs Shakti Basnet has committed to take action against the culprits of the Pushpanjali Boarding School incident as two students there were killed and 23 others injured when a wall of a land plotting slid and crashed on the premises of the School at Taukhel in Lalitpur on Friday.

'There were sounds like a thunderstorm  from the back while I was busy reading out some lines from a book. Half my body was buried by heavy objects.'

NEPALGUNJ, June 30: Sikta Irrigation Project in Banke district has been receiving hundreds of millions of rupees from the government every year. Despite the allocation of such massive budget for the national pride project, locals accuse the government of not monitoring the project's progress.