Three houses swept away by landslides in Sankhuwasabha, one injured

Published On: June 13, 2024 04:40 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KIMATHANKA (SANKHUWASABHA), June 13: Three houses were swept away by a landslide last night, leaving one injured at Kokti village, Angla of Khandbari Municipality-11 in Sankhuwasabha district.  

According to the District Police Office’s officiating chief Police Inspector Ram Kumar Lamichhane, the landslide swept away the houses of Mani Prasad Rai, Ram Prasad Rai, and Dil Bahadur Rai. Mani Prasad was injured in the incident. 

Being displaced by the disaster, they and their families are taking refuge at their neighbors' homes. Nine families in various parts of the district have been displaced by landslides. 

At Shekha of Khandbari-4, four families were displaced due to landslides, according to Ward Chair Binod Subba.

Similarly, five houses are at high risk from monsoon-induced disasters at Chichila Rural Municipality-1 and 2. As Lamichhane said, they are collecting details of the losses caused by the landslides in the district.   

Landslides also damaged the North-South Koshi Roadway Project. A four-kilometer stretch of the road along the Khandbari-Kimathanka section which was about to be blacktopped was damaged in the landslides.   

Furthermore, a flash flood triggered by incessant rain has damaged the local road in Num, Makalu Rural Municipality, disrupting traffic on the road. The estimated loss from this damage is around Rs 10 million, as reported by the local road office.



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