Four border pillars collapse in recent floodsThe pillars will be reconstructed after a joint meeting of the officials from Nepal and India.
Four boundary pillars along the Nepal-India border have collapsed in Kapilvastu district in recent floods.
Floodwaters from the Chirai stream in Bijayanagar Rural Municipality-5 damaged the pillars that separate Thakurapur of Nepal and Balarampur of India. According to Dinesh Chaudhary, the ward chairman of Bijayanagar-7, four pillars numbered 577/7, 577/9, 578/7 and 578/10 were damaged by the floods.
However, locals said the border pillars collapsed not just because of the flood, but also because they were poorly constructed. The police post in Thakurapur carried out public inquiry deeds about the incident and submitted its report to the District Police Office.
“We have been informed that three border pillars have collapsed in the flood. We will soon repair them,” said Chief District Officer Gajendra Bahadur Shrestha.
According to him, the pillars will be reconstructed after a joint meeting of the officials of both the countries.