22 families displaced in Solu

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jul 10, 2016-

SOLUKHUMBU: As many as 22 families of Chaurikharka-4 in Solukhumbu district have been displaced after seven houses were buried in a landslide on Thursday night, according to the Eastern Regional Police Office. 

Initial estimates suggest that property worth around Rs 20 million was destroyed in the disaster. Other nine families are at high risk, said police. Security personnel from the Nepal Army and Nepal Police rescued the victims and moved them to safer locations. Similarly, in Mugu, 12 villages are extremely vulnerable to landslides and flooding, said the District Natural Disaster Rescue and Relief Committee. People of Gadekhola, Righa, Rawaldanda, Magri and other villages are having sleepless nights due to fears of possible landslides and flooding. 

Nanda Prasad Jaishi, a villager from Righa, said his family has left the house. 

“A landslide has already occurred above our settlement,” he said. (PR)

Published: 10-07-2016 09:51

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