Man climbs onto high voltage transmission line, power supply disrupted

Kathmandu, June 11: The distribution of the electricity has been affected for the last seven hours after a person climbed onto the high voltage transmission line.

Maila BK of Belkotgadhi municipality-13 of Newakot has been on the transmission line located at Kakani Rural Municipality-7 that carries the electricity generated by the Upper Thrishuli-3A.

Suresh Bahadur Bhattarai, spokesperson of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), shared that the supply of power produced by Trishuili-3A and another small hydropower with the capacity of about five megawatts has been disrupted for the last seven hours.

Nepal Police has been continuing its efforts for rescuing the person.

A team of the Nepali Army (NA) has also been kept on standby for the rescue.

“We have received information about the incident in Kakani (person climbing onto the transmission line) and we are in a prepared state for the rescue,” said Narayan Silwal, spokesperson of the NA.

According to the locals, BK climbed onto the line at about 11 am today following a conflict with his family members.

-TRN Online

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