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Manaslu avalanche: Home Ministry urges people near Budhigandaki to remain vigilant

Manaslu avalanche: Home Ministry urges people near Budhigandaki to remain vigilant

KATHMANDU, April 22: The Ministry of Home Affairs has urged the people residing in the vicinity of Budhigandaki River in Gorkha to remain vigilant at possible consequences from an increased water flow in the river.  

A massive avalanche from Mount Manaslu this morning fell into the Birendra Lake beneath the peak, causing it to overflow.

The lake is considered the origin of the Budhigandaki.  Following the lake outburst, the water level in the river has significantly increased, prompting the Home Ministry to issue a notice of precaution to the people residing near the river in the downstream areas. 

According to Ministry Spokesperson, Narayan Prasad Bhattarai, the flood may result in a significant loss. "And amidst this possibility, we appeal to the population concerned to take preventive measures on time. "

However, the District Police Office, Gorkha said the situation suggests no immediate risk for the further loss. Once the reporting about the occurrence of the disaster, a police squad from the office promptly left for the site for a response, it is said. 

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