Floods washed away a suspension bridge in Chame, Manang

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Chame Suspension Bridge

The suspension bridge of the district headquarters Chame has been swept away by the flood in the Marsyangdi River due to incessant rains since Tuesday evening.

The only Chame suspension bridge connecting Upper Manang in the district has been washed away.

Due to the rains in late June last year, the road network was cut off due to floods and landslides in the Marsyangdi River. 

The journey has become more hectic after the suspension bridge of Chame was washed away due to heavy rains since last night.

Chief District Officer Bishnu Lamichhane informed that the bridge connecting Upper Manang was washed away by the flood in the morning. 

“Even though the road network has been cut off, the suspension bridge has made it easier,” he said. 

Although there is hope that it will be easier when there is less rain, the problem is becoming more complicated when it rains again.

Chairman of Chame Village Municipality, Lokendra Bahadur Ghale, said that the problem has been exacerbated even in places where it is easy to deliver food and other essential items to the flood-affected people. 

“This time, the natural calamity has also caused a lot of suffering to Manang. Now it is said that it will be lessened gradually.

The problem will come again. Similarly, there is a shortage of food due to poor road network,” he said.

There is no problem with the Chame motorway bridge so far. 

The sand, stones, and wood brought by the flood on the bridge blocked the way to the water and damaged the school. 

The previous floods and landslides have caused severe damage to the government, non-government and private infrastructure in Manang.

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