Over 80 yaks killed in wildfire

Over 80 yaks killed in wildfire

19 March 2009

published by www.kantipuronline.com

Nepal —

More than 80 yaks were killed in a wildfire at Pawakhola VDC-7, Sankhuwasabha district on Thursday. An unidentified cattle herder also went missing in the wildfire that started from Jumlingkharka area. A team of police from nearby Num VDC was deployed to control the fire from spreading further. Meanwhile, wildfire that started at Makalu VDC 13 days ago has still not come under control. The fire has already destroyed over 1000 hectares of forestland, including the parts of Makalu Barun National Park. Fire that broke out at Tinjure, Milkey and Jaljale region three days ago has also not been contained. Seven persons sustained burn injuries while trying to douse the wildfire at Pakani forest of Goganey VDC-9. The wildfire has destroyed a five kilometer long water pipeline rendering hundreds of villagers thirsty.

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