Kaski folk having sleepless nights

- SHIVA SHARMA, Kaski
Kaski folk having sleepless nights

Aug 1, 2015-

Locals of Bhadauretamagi-5 in Kaski district are having sleepless nights after the landslides near Simpani cliff and flood in Harpankhola which has been eroding the land after the incessant rainfall.

Six persons were buried to death on Thursday when a massive landslide swept away 10 houses at Bhadauretamagi, which lies west of famous Phewa Lake. Most of the people were killed in the landslide after they climbed to higher places after the flooded Harpankhola burst its banks and entered the settlement.  

Meanwhile, the body of seven-year old Samir Parajuli was retrieved on Saturday, but two persons are still missing in the area.

Upendra Parajuli, a local, said they are unable to stay inside the home during rainfall. “We are taking shelter on a nearby hill,” he said, adding that the incessant rain was fuelling their fear.

In fact, the entire settlement remains under threat, added another local Bhanu Parajuli. “We are unable to sleep at night,” he said.

Around 20 houses and a large swathe of farmland in areas near Harpankhola have been destroyed by the flood and landslides, according to the local authorities. “We are collecting the details of destruction,” said Chief District Officer Krishna Bahadur.

The locals said the floods and landslides have swept away around 300 ropanies of farmland at Bhadaure-5. Local Devilal Bhandari said around 100 ropanies of green farmlands had been turned into a desert.

Nine Tehrathum villages at high landslip risk

TEHRATHUM: Around 15 settlements in nine VDCs of Terathum district are under threat of landslides after the incessant rainfall. District Disaster Relief Committee (DDRC) and District Red Cross Society has declared the VDCs landslides prone areas. The committee has put Basantapur, Aangdim, Ambung, Ishibu, Jirikhimti, Khamlalung, Oyakjung, Phulek and Sungnam areas on high alert over possible threat of floods and landslides.

Published: 02-08-2015 09:33

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