Baglung, Aug 3
The monsoon rain triggered landslides have rendered at least 13 households displaced at Nisikhola and Dhorpatan in Baglung district.
The incessant rain has caused full damage to the house of Narendra Kunwar, a local of Nisikhola rural municipality-1, Devisthan Khara, and inflicted partial damage to the house of Bal Bahadur Malla. Other seven households of Khara Bazaar are also reeling under the high risk of landslide.
Locals are getting fearful of the landslides which are taking place instantly after rainfall. Nisikhola-1 ward chair Indra Malla informed as many as nine families have already been displaced due to fear of imminent landslide and its catastrophe. “Due to natural disaster, the risk and fear of landslide has heightened in the human settlements”, he said, adding, “We have urged the vulnerable families to shift to the safer places for short-term taking into consideration the need of precautionary measures”.
The landslides recurrently taking place at Huldi in Nisikhola for the past three years have also panicked the locals. With the torrential rainfalls, Dhorpatan municipality-8, Bobang Paiyabot has also seen sporadic incidents of landslide lately.
Landslide has put four households at high risk. The landslide occurred on Sunday morning has posed threats to the families of Kali BK, Popchi BK, Bawari BK and Roshan BK. The BK families now are taking shelter at their neighbours’ homes. The Burtibang-Dhorpatan section of the Saljhandi Dhorpatan road has been obstructed due to landslide.
“The motorways dug out for the expansion of road access to villages have become the main reason of landslides”, he shared. It would inflict a huge loss of lives and properties if the landslides recurring due to monsoon rainfalls were not managed well, he warned