Kaligandaki ‘A’ subsidiary dam collapses

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Rampur (Palpa), July 15: A subsidiary dam of the Kaligandaki ‘A’ Hydro Power Project, the country’s biggest, has collapsed under pressure of incessant rainfall and endangered the Andhimuhan locality.
The wall of the dam built by the District Development Committee a few years ago has collapsed.
At least 12 households are in risk of landslide at Andhimuhan of Sri Krishna Gandaki VDC – 7 after swollen Andhikhola river breached its regular course. They are facing an urgent need to be relocated to safer zone.
The swollen Andhikhola has eroded the settlement area in and around it, said a local of the area, Rumadevi Basyal.
The river also threatens to knock down a suspension bridge connecting Sri Krishna Gandaki VDC and Nibuwakharka VDC. DDC has said it will resort to solving the problem after an inspection. RSS

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