Villagers seek help to control landslides

Villagers seek help to control landslides

Jul 12, 2014-

Local people at Gokuleshwor VDC-1 in the district are compelled to live with the fear of being swept away by landslip which is not controlled for years. Locals said 20 houses are at risk as landslides have started advancing towards the village. Lal Singh Saud, chairman of the Disaster Management Committee, said half of the village area has been swept away by the landslides that started seven years ago. In an attempt to stay safe from the disaster, locals have started keeping vigil at night when it rains. “We have asked local residents to stay alert at night when it rains,” he said. Thirty five families have been displaced by the landslides and nine houses and around 300 ropanis of farmland have been swept away so far. “We were safe from landslides last year as we adopted precautionary measures on time. We have started keeping vigil this year too,” said local resident Tej Singh Saud. Locals, meanwhile, demanded that the District Administration Office and the Road Division Office dig a ditch to flow the debris. “We plan to dig a ditch and construct walls around it. The area may be swept away if we fail to do so,” local Bishram Singh Saud said.

Published: 13-07-2014 09:30

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