Left turns are known to be hazardous and cause unnecessary traffic. A radical suggestion that is considered in cities involves reducing the number of left turns in order to increase safety and avoid congestion.
The 2016 monsoon season has been particularly severe in Nepal and has resulted in mass flooding and dozens of landslides. Reports indicate that there have been 73 deaths in 19 separate landslides in a single week. The landslides typically occur as a result of the heavy rainfall in areas with unstable soil conditions.