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Humla Airport closed due to snow

10 February 2019  

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HUMLA: Flights to Simikot Airport in Humla were disrupted on Sunday due to snowstorm in the district. According to Chief District Officerof Humla, Madhav Prasad Dhungana the flights were disrupted since the runway was covered with snow.

Nepal Army and the Armed Police Force personnel and airport employees worked the whole day to clear the runway. Passengers were stranded due to the forced closure of the airport. Dhungana informed that it might take another two days to clear the runway for operating the flights.

Meanwhile, snowstorm in Humla blew away roofs of over one dozen schools, including the Simkot-based Mansarobar Secondary School.

Publish Date : 10 February 2019 18:28 PM

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