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Over 28,000 people visit Phulchoki in four days to play with snow
Kathmandu, Jan. 27: Over 28,000 youths visited Phulchoki, the highest mountain of the Kathmandu Valley, in the last four days to have fun in the snow.
According to the Metropolitan Police Sector, Bandegaun of Lalitpur district, altogether 14,000 people visited the highest mountain of the Valley from January 23 to 25 to play with snow as soon as the capital received snowfall on January 23 following a light rainfall.
On Saturday alone (January 26), additional 14,000 people reached Phulchoki hill, both by vehicle and on foot, according to police inspector and in charge of the Bandegaun-based Metropolitan Police Sector, Shyam Kumar Katawal.
In four days, six people lost their communication and went missing in the forest of Phulchoki. The missing people were from two separate groups, which had reached the peak, said police.
However, all of them were rescued later by the police following complaints from their group members, said Katawal.
Number of youth visiting Phulchoki hill has increased after the recent snowfall in the Kathmandu Valley.
"We kept the records of each person entering the forest although it was painstaking," Katawal said.
Following several missing complaints, the police administration in the support of the local government of Godavari Municipality-3, have placed notice boards showing direction to Phulchoki.
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