A woman covers her face as she walks past a pile of dumped rubbish   in one of the busiest streets in Nepal’s financial hub. Photo: Reuters
A woman covers her face as she walks past a pile of dumped rubbish in one of the busiest streets in Nepal’s financial hub. Photo: Reuters
Nepal

Stinking piles of rubbish are damaging tourism and locals are ‘forced to live like pigs’ in Nepal’s capital city

  • Proper disposal of waste has been a chronic problem for weeks after residents close to a landfill site in a nearby village objected to it being dumped there
  • Hundreds of furious villagers including women and children erected a barrier of rocks and forced about 200 trucks laden with Kathmandu’s rubbish to turn back

A woman covers her face as she walks past a pile of dumped rubbish   in one of the busiest streets in Nepal’s financial hub. Photo: Reuters
A woman covers her face as she walks past a pile of dumped rubbish in one of the busiest streets in Nepal’s financial hub. Photo: Reuters
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