SANKHUWASABHA, April 19 -- Communication services have been restored in Bhotkhola, the remote northern region of Sankhuwasabha District, after a week since they were disrupted.

The telephone service in the remote northern region Bhotkhola Rural Municipality which was disrupted has been restored after a week, said Prem Kumar Rai, Chief of the Telecom Office in Sankhuwasabha.

The service was disrupted after lightning struck the telephone tower on Lachi Hill on the border between Bhotkhola Rural Municipality's ward number 2 and 4 on April 9. The battery backup, equipment and associated tower machinery exploded due to the lightning strike, disrupting the service.

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