Sunday, August 31, 2008

Nepal adds more water to Kosi

New Delhi: Despite apologising for a the breach in the River Kosi on Saturday, Nepal has released another 2.5 lakh quesek of water from the Kosi barrage.

This may lead to the water level rising drastically up to an additional 2.5 feet.

On Saturday afternoon, Nepal's Foreign Minister, Upendra Yadav had said that the breach was not noticed on time and that repair work was delayed.

"Nobody noticed the cracks in the beginning. When it was about to break a few people went there to repair it. But they had a feud with the local workers and the work stopped. The next day the dam collapsed," says Yadav said. source: IBNlive


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