Bheri River

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Bheri River
Country Nepal
Physical characteristics
Mouth Karnali River
28°44′31″N81°15′36″E / 28.742°N 81.260°E / 28.742; 81.260 Coordinates: 28°44′31″N81°15′36″E / 28.742°N 81.260°E / 28.742; 81.260
Basin features
River system Karnali River

The Bheri River is a major tributary of the Karnali River draining the western Dhaulagiri range in western Nepal. It has three important upper tributaries. Sani Bheri River drains southern slopes of this range while Thuli Bheri River drains northern slopes. Another tributary Uttar Ganga drains Dhorpatan Valley to the south of the Dhaulagiris. Downstream, the Bheri flows through Surkhet Valley before joining the Karnali River in the Mahabharat Range or Lesser Himalaya . [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]

On December 25, 2007 a suspension bridge collapsed along the river in Chhinchu (Mehelkuna) village. "Scores" of people crossed the 500m steel bridge to get to a local Christmas Day fair. At least 15 people were killed and at least 22 were injured. Most of the killed were women and children. The river supposedly had strong currents. [11]

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Dhaulagiri Mountain in Nepal; 7th highest in world

The Dhaulagiri massif in Nepal extends 120 km (70 mi) from the Kaligandaki River west to the Bheri. This massif is bounded on the north and southwest by tributaries of the Bheri River and on the southeast by the Myagdi Khola. Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world at 8,167 metres (26,795 ft) above sea level, and the highest mountain within the borders of a single country (Nepal). It was first climbed on 13 May 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian/Nepali expedition.

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