RASUWA, Dec. 20: The rumors of a volcano eruption in the Langtang National Park Area, that made breaking news today, were found to be baseless.
After seeing a huge cloud of smoke emitting at around 10 this morning, most of the local people in National Park Area thought that it could be a volcano eruption, and the incident stole limelight of one and all round the day.
After the news spread like wildfire, the District Administration Office (DAO), Rasuwa, requested the Nepal Army to make an aerial inspection of the site to confirm whether it was actually a wildfire or volcano eruption.
Assistant Chief District Officer Gautam Rimal confirmed that it was indeed a forest fire, and not volcano eruption.
The locals and officials here were already panicking since the news spread about volcano eruption in their sorrounding.
Chief of district police office Sudip Giri said that the reasons behind the fire in the forest are awaited. Police personnel have been deployed to find the truth, he said.
According to Giri, the police personnel are expected to reach the site, which is at a remote area of Bidrim VDC, after a three-day trek from the district headquarters Dhunche.
Rimal said that the rumours of volcano eruption were baseless and urged the people not to believe in such.
Volcano eruption reported in Rasuwa
A volcano eruption has been reported at the area of Mt Langtang in Rasuwa district on Thursday morning.
According to Nepal Army personnel deputed at the Rasuwa-based Langtang National Park, they had witnessed a sudden explosion with smoke and flames at the area at around 10 am and subsequently informed to the NA headquarters about the incident.
The location of the site is four kilometers northeast from the Mt Langtang. The nearest human settlement, the village of Linling Sherpa Gaun and Briding, lies at a distance of a day´s walk from the area.
A Nepal Army helicopter has also been sent to find details about the incident.