Blizzard throws life out of gear in Mustang, Dolpa, Jajarkot, Rukum

The continuous snowfall occurring here for two days has badly affected the life.The electricity supply is disrupted and air flights postponed. The 76-km long Beni-Jomsom roadway linking the district to the national highway has been fully blocked.

Although the snowfall decreased on Friday night, it is yet to be melted.

People are not able to go out of their homes. Similarly, the shops in the district headquarters are closed.

A local Kul Bahadur Thakali said, “The life is thrown out of gear here. All are dormant. Here is no light, no drinking water.”

Technician at Nepal Electricity Authority in Mustang, Baburam Thapa, informed that more than half dozen electricity poles were crumbled thereby disrupting electricity supply.

Even the telephone wires are snapped. With the electricity cut off, mobile phone and internet are fully disturbed.

According to him, the snow is piled up to three feet. He added that if the snow is not melted quickly and rainfall stopped, it would take time for repair.

In Jajarkot, Dolpa and Rukum also, the life is badly affected due to the snowstorm.

Nayakbada, Sakla, Ramidanda, Rokayagau, Khagenkot (east), Ragda, Talegau, Daha areas witnessed the blizzard.

Dolpa has seen the snowfall since last Friday. Most of the VDCs in the district are covered with snow. RSS

Source: Republica