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Landslides displace families and damage infrastructure in Sankhuwasabha


13 June 2024  

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KIMATHANKA: A landslide swept away three houses last night in Kokti village, Angla of Khandbari Municipality-11, Sankhuwasabha, leaving one person injured.

According to Ram Kumar Lamichhane, the officiating chief police inspector of the District Police Office, the houses belonged to locals Mani Prasad Rai, Ram Prasad Rai, and Dil Bahadur Rai. Mani Prasad Rai sustained injuries in the incident.

Displaced by the disaster, these families are currently taking refuge in their neighbors’ homes. In total, nine families across the district have been displaced due to the landslide.

At Shekha of Khandbari-4, four families have also been displaced, according to ward chair Binod Subba.

Additionally, five houses in Chichila Rural Municipality-1 and 2 are at high risk from monsoon-induced disasters.

Authorities are currently collecting details of the losses caused by the landslide, said Lamichhane.

The landslide has also damaged the North-South Koshi Roadway Project, affecting a four-kilometer segment of the Khandbari-Kimathanka section, which was about to be blacktopped.

Moreover, a flash flood triggered by incessant rain has damaged the local road in Num, Makalu Rural Municipality, disrupting traffic.

The estimated loss from this damage is around Rs 10 million, according to the Road Office.

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