17 labourers missing in Hewakhola flooding

Seven houses were flooded, and 17 labourers of Super Hewa Khola Hydropower Project went missing after a flood occurred in Hewakhola river in Sankhuwasabha district last night, according to the District Police Office.

Chief of Sankhuwasabha District Police Office Birendra Godar said that the dead body of a project’s worker was recovered on the bank of river in Panchkhapan Municipality-5 but the identity of the body is not confirmed so far.

The flood occurred in the river after the heavy rain since last night has completely damaged the Super Hewa Khola Hydropower Project.

Likewise, the flood has caused damages to an under-construction motorable bridge connecting Panchkhapan to Chainpur in the district.

Chief District Officer Shiva Kumar Karki and chiefs of security bodies in the district have left for the affected site.

Details of the disaster are awaited.


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