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Landslides pose threat to several households

  • Authorities warn locals of Babai floods
- Post Report, Kathmandu
Pyuthan CDO Ram Bahadur Kurumba says they are planning to relocate the vulnerable families to safety

Aug 22, 2015-Forty-three households are at risk of landslides at Khabang VDC-4 in Pyuthan district. Locals said there are several cracks on the slope behind their settlement and it could trigger landslides at any time.

Bishal Thapa, a local, said they hardly sleep at night due to fear as there have been several landslides in the neighbouring Damri and Ligha VDCs recently.

Chief District Officer (CDO) Ram Bahadur Kurumba said they are planning to relocate the vulnerable families to safety. “We have identified 11 families who are at high risk. Relocating them to safety is our first priority,” Kurumba said.  The District Administration Office had recently mobilised a team to inspect the landslide-risk areas in Khabang.

Landslides have also displaced 12 families at Dhime and Archani VDCs in Jajarkot district. CDO Janardan Gautam said the landslides have swept away half a dozen houses in the VDC. Forty-five houses and 200 ropanis of farmland have also been damaged.

Landslides have also obstructed the transport service in several parts of Sindhuli, Khotang, Solukhumbu, Okhaldhunga, Udayapur and Ramechhap districts.

Man buried alive

Dolakha: Landslide triggered by heavy rainfall buried Bagh Bahadur Tamang, 46, at Khare VDC-1 in Dolakha district on Friday morning. Shanta Bahadur Lama at the District Police Office said the landslide buried Tamang’s house while he was asleep.

Published: 22-08-2015 08:36

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GULARIYA (BARDIYA): Local administration on Friday asked people living along the Babai river to be cautious as the water level in the river rose to 5.70 metres. Chief District Officer Binod Bahadur Kunwar said they issued the notice to keep locals prepared for possible disaster. The water level is considered dangerous once it reaches 6.50 metres.
Locals have started keeping vigil round the clock after learning about the danger. Last year, 31 people lost their lives due to floods in the river while 93,000 people were displaced.

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