BAJURA, June 28: The incessant rainfall since the second week of this month has thrown life out of gear in the district. Scores of settlements are at risk due to floods and landslides triggered by the monsoon rain.
The rivers and streams in the district have swollen, intensifying the risk to nearby settlements.
A total of 94 families have been displaced at Kyudi, Himali Rural Municipality-5 in the north-east of the district as the road below the settlement has collapsed and a landslide has started occurring at the spot, said Birkha Bahadur Pandey, coordinator of the Prime Minister Employment Program in the rural municipality.
The settlement is at risk of this landslide that has occurred on a section of the Rugin-Bichchhya rural road right below the village. As a result, the entire village has been displaced and the residents have been living in makeshift tents, said Raj Bahadur Bhandari, rural municipality officiating chief administrative officer. As many as four families are sharing a single tent, he said.
Himali Rural Municipality Chair, Govindra Bahadur Malla said the settlement has to be relocated to a safer location.