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Fire breaks out in Solu community forest

Nepalese Times March 7, 2022 (2 Year ago)    581 Views

Massive fire has occurred since last night in Nakchung community forest near Tenzing Hillary Airport in Lukla, Solukhumbu.

The local residents said controlling the fire was a difficult task for them as the area is steep cliff.

Acting Chair of the Khumbu Pasang Lhyamu Rural Municipality Tasi Lhyamu Sherpa said a helicopter is called to douse the inferno adding that mobilising people there was not likely due to tough geography.

It is said that a helicopter has already flown to Lukla to extinguish the fire.

The Lukla Airport had to halt its service for an hour this morning because of smoke coming out from the massive fire taking place in the forest, Station Manager of Civil Aviation Authority Nepal Office in Lukla Dwarika Achhami said. Now, the regular flights have resumed.

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