Landslide hits Southern Rasuwa


August 10, 2022


Landslide hits Southern Rasuwa

Landslide triggered by incessant rainfall disrupts a highway along the Banuwa Ghumti area in southern Rasuwa. (Photo: RSS)

RASUWA: A landslide triggered by incessant rainfall last night completely disrupted a highway along the Banuwa Ghumti area in southern Rasuwa, the district in Bagmati Province.

As the District Police Office Rasuwa said, the landfall caused the road cave-in between Majhgaun and Banuwa Ghumti at Uttargaya rural municipality-5 that lies in southern part of the district in the Himalayan region.

The disaster has its implications on settlement towards the lower areas. Likewise, it has caused significant damages to crops.

However no human casualty has been reported from the incident.

Until the filing of this report, preparations were on to resume the traffic and the collections of the loss details were going on since the morning.

It is said vehicular movements at Betrawati, Pahirebensi, and Mailukhu have been totally halted following the landslides.

The disaster and its implications on the traffic on the eve of the Janai Purnima festival has affected the probable visitors to the Gosaikunda on the occasion of the festival.

Gosaikunda, country’s one famous religious sites, draws a large number of devotees to take a holy dip in a freshwater lake here on Janai Purnina.

As police administration said vehicles available locally will be mobilised to transport Goasaikunda pilgrims to the destination safely.

Saroj Shrestha, a resident of Laharepauwa, said the landslide has occurred along around two kilometers of area stretching from the Banuwa Ghumti to the Trishuli River.

It is said landslide has affected private houses at Naubise area. Further details of the loss are awaited.