Damauli, July 31
Six vulnerable families of Rishing rural municipality-8, Bhaisikile in Tanahun have been shifted to secured place.
The rural municipality is making arrangement for safer settlement of the families who were surviving vulnerable life following the 13 July 2020 landslide buried to death five members of a family.
Spokesperson of the rural municipality Bijaya Darai informed a six-ana land was also purchased to shift the vulnerable settlement to the safer area. Though the rural municipality has purchased the land, the concerned families themselves need to construct their residence, he informed. It may be noted that five members of Amba Bahadur Thapa family including his two sons and daughter-in-laws and a granddaughter buried to death in the 13 July landslide.
Following the incident, remaining Thapa family members are taking shelter at the neighbour’s house. Meanwhile, Bandipur rural municipality provided relief assistance to two families of Bandipur-1 whose houses were also demolished in the 21 July landslide. Bandipur rural municipality chair Purna Singh Thapa handed over a relief amount of Rs 30,000 to Manju Adhikari and Arjun Adhikari as per the rural municipality’s decision.
On the same occasion, the relief materials received from Red Cross Society were also distributed to the indigent people. “A preliminary data reveals the landslide has rendered 20 households displaced”, Bandipur chair Thapa informed. The landslide has partially damaged 20 houses in Bandipur.
The displaced family members are taking shelters at neighbour’s house and community building.