104 households displaced after landslide, land depression

Published On: July 23, 2020 07:40 PM NPT By: RSS

SANKHUWASABHA, July 23: As many as 104 households have been displaced after a landslide at Silichong Rural Municipality-1 of Sankhuwasabha. Chief District Officer Jivan Prasad Acharya said that 104 families from different villages including Chepchewa were at a high risk of landslides in the district.

They have been shifted to safer locations. A huge landslide that occurred on Asar 28 had buried nine houses after which 11 persons are still missing. With the major landslide, the neighbouring villages as Sisuwa and Besinda have developed big cracks and land depression. Fifty-seven households displaced from Besinda have been shifted to Chintre hill and provided temporary shelter.

Similarly, 29 households displaced from Sisuwa have been rehabilitated at Budhabare bazaar, and 18 houses from Chepchewa to Paukhamtar. Nepal Army personnel have been constructing temporary huts for those leaving Besinda village after the landslide. Four persons were rescued alive in the Besinda landslide, CDO Acharya added.

A team of 60 persons deployed for rescue from the district headquarters returned recently. The security team did not find anyone missing since the landslide even after eight days of the disaster. 

However, the local people's representatives and police personnel have continued the search for the missing.

Meanwhile, the Province 1 government has already supplied relief packages consisting of daily essentials to the disaster survivors.




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