Wednesday Aug 10, 2022
Wednesday Aug 10, 2022

Minus 13 degree Celsius temperature in Solukhumbu


Nepalnews
2022 Jan 24, 12:53,
A view of house covered in snow at Shur in Mudkechula Rural Municipality-5 in Dolpa district, on Friday February 5,2021. Photo:RSS

People's lives have been affected due to the second snowfall in the upper region of the Himalayan district Solukhumbu. Khumbupasang Lhamu Village Municipality-4 The temperature in Khumjung has dropped to minus 13 degrees Celsius.

     Residents have not been able to get out of their homes. According to Bhumiraj Upadhyaya, Conservation Officer of Everest National Park, firewood is kept at home and the body is kept warm.

As soon as the tourist season is over, most of the residents of this region go to the capital Kathmandu and other areas to avoid the cold. This year too, most of the people have left Khumbu to avoid the cold.

About 70 percent of people from the Khumjung area have gone to Kathmandu to avoid the cold, said local Pemayangji Sherpa. He informed that all the families had gone to Kathmandu after locking their houses.

Police personnel deployed for peacekeeping have been conducting daily patrols. Chief of the District Police Office, Deputy Superintendent of Police Kavit Katawal said that the police should be active to prevent poaching and other incidents as Everest is also a national park.

      Khumjung police station is the highest police station. Constable Jay Dhakal, in charge of Khumjung Police Post, said that they had to use water from a spring 20 minutes away due to the freezing of water in the pipe.


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