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75 houses in Khalanga town face danger from landslides

- BHIM BAHADUR SINGH, JAJARKOT

Aug 7, 2018-

At least 75 houses at Khalanga, the district headquarters of Jajarkot, are in danger after multiple landslides broke out in the area as a result of continuous rainfall of the last couple of days.

The motorway leading to the town also been cut off at several areas.

Nawaraj Sharma, a local engineer, said rescue works could be hampered in case of a landslide-related disaster in Khalanga.

There is already the challenge posed by steep geography of the town and unplanned urbanisation, he added.  On Sunday, nine people were killed when a landslide buried two houses at Thanti Bazaar, which is not far away from Khalanga.

Landslide threat has also displaced scores of families at Shantichaur, Bhelale, Simalgairi, Thaple and Sayala. A team led by Internal Affairs and Law Minister of Karnali Province, Naresh Bhandari, inspected the landslide-affected areas.

 

Highway caves in

SALYAN: A part of Rapti Highway near Bangelakhuri in Bagchaur Municipality, Salyan, has caved in due to heavy rains, police said on Monday. The highway traffic has been disrupted as a result. SP Bharat Bahadur BK at the District Police Office said rains had affected the movement on nearly a dozen road networks in the district.

 

Road obstructed for last two weeks

RUKUM (WEST): Floods and landslides have obstructed the vehicular movement on various roads in Rukum West for the last two weeks.

Mid Hill Highway, Chaurjahari-Salli Road and Chaurjahari-Tharmare-Salyan Road, among others, have suffered damages as a result of continuous downpour, authorities said.

Published: 07-08-2018 08:14

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