The Marshyangdi River flowing through Manang has been restored to its old course. The river had changed its course due to the flood after incessant rains on June 15.
After the river changed its old course, it was dammed for months and the Chame Bazaar was at high risk.
According to Homnath Panthi, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Armed Police Force, Manang, the district was able to restore the Marsyangdi River on Thursday after months of efforts by various security agencies and locals.
He said, “After months, today we have succeeded in returning the Marsyangdi river to its old course.
After the continuous efforts of the Armed Police Force, Nepal Police, locals, and various security agencies, we returned the river to its old course. ”
Now the river is flowing through the old way. Locals said that the danger of settlements at risk due to the flow of the river has been removed immediately.
The floods in Marsyangdi have also washed away the only suspension bridge in Chame Bazaar.
The suspension bridge connecting Upper Manang has been swept away by the flood on July 20.
When the Bailey Bridge to Upper Manang was in danger, the locals used to evacuate from the bridge.
After the suspension bridge was washed away, there is a problem for the locals to cross it.
According to Panthi, the Armed Police Force (APF) has been trying to control the floods that have washed away roads, bridges, school buildings, and settlements in the Manang district.