17 families of Kimtang shifted to safer place, 200 still at risk

Published On: July 2, 2018 02:36 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

NUWAKOT, July 2: Seventeen families from Myagang rural municipality-4 of Nuwakot have been shifted to safer locations after landslides posed threat to their settlements. 

The local administration shifted the familes to Chandradevi Secondary School. 

Vice-Chairperson of Myangang rural municipality, Shanti Gurung, said that some 100 people of 17 households were shifted to safer place this morning after landslides started taking place from Friday. 

The families of Suryaman Tamang, Buddhe Tamang, Hari Prasad Ghale, Dal Bahadur Tamang, Desimaya Tamang, Phool Bahadur Tamang, Dhansingh Tamang, Shinkar Tamang, Nima Lama Tamang, Soman Tamang and Kaman Singh Tamang, among others have been shifted to the school. 

Officiating Chief Administrative Officer of the rural municipality, Machhindra Narsingh Pyakurel, said that the rural municipality had made arrangement of food to the victims. 

Apart from those rescued, Pyakurel said that some 200 houses from ward no 5-9 of Kimtang are at high risk f landslide and they have to be shifted to safer place as soon as possible. 

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