Security personnel build shelters for landslide-hit families
July 25, 2016 12:30 AM NPT
By: Bira Gadal
BAITADI, July 25: Four families in Gokuleshwar village who lost their homes to landsides last month have received new temporary shelters.
Army and police personnel were involved in building the new shelters for the displaced families. Interestingly, the security personnel erected the makeshift shelters within just four hours.
"We had no idea why the army and police were here. They suddenly appeared in our village and started working. In just four hours, they had made the shelters," said one of the victims Dhaniram Bhul. He added that the new shelter gave him a great relief even though they were not permanent.
The families of Dhaniram, Nariram, Chandriram and Mahesh had been living under tarpaulins braving rain and cold since their displacement. "We feel lucky that we now at least have a safer place to hide ourselves," Nariram Bhul said.
The victims said that all their belongings, include cattle, got buried in the landslides.
After losing their farms and cattle to the landslide, the displaced families are now worried about lack of income source and the future of their families and kids. "For now, this shelter is a lot for us. But when think of ahead, we feel worried. We lost whatever we had along with the house," he lamented.
Meanwhile, District Administration Officer, Kishore Kumar Chaudhari, stated that the shelters provided to the victims are strong enough to face storms and rain. "We wanted to ensure that they had safer home to live in during this monsoon. This was the most important thing they immediately needed," he said.