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Road blocks hinder relief transportation in Pyuthan

- Post Report, PYUTHAN

Aug 2, 2016-

Various organisations trying to get relief materials to the landslide-affected areas in Pyuthan have said that their efforts to reach out have been hindered as the roads and pathways are obstructed.  

Bijaya Kumar Shrestha, a civil society representative in the district, said when he and his team tried to take relief supplies to Arkha village two days after it was devastated by landslides, they could only get up to Macchi.

“Landslides had rendered the road impassable, we had to return,’ he said. 

Landslides caused by heavy rain have blocked major roads and foot trails, cutting access to places like Phopli, Khawang, Lung, Khung, Arkha, Rajwara, Majhkot, Libang, Bangemarot, Damri and Ligha for the past one week.

The Nepal Army and the district office of Nepal Red Cross Society had airlifted some relief materials in the landslide-hit areas a few days ago.

Chief District Officer Janakraj Panta said they have requested the Ministry of Home Affairs to provide helicopters to ferry food and other emergency supplies to the affected areas.

Landslides have killed at least 38 people and displaced more than 400 families in Pyuthan this year.

Landslide, flood kill two

BAJURA: A 60-year-old man was killed in a landslide at Badimalika Municipality in Bajura on Monday. Police said the man’s 21-year-old son was injured in the incident. In Gulmi, police found the body of an 86-year-old woman, who was swept away by a flooded stream in Neta VDC on Saturday.

Published: 02-08-2016 08:43

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