HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
CHARIKOT: Heavy rainfall-triggered landslides on Sunday night have injured two and displaced more than a dozen households in Dolakha.
Tamakoshi-Manthali Bhirkot road section has been blocked due to the mudslide. The landslide has displaced eight houses of Jafe VDC, seven of Namdu VDC and one of Bhirkot.
Krishna Bahadur Karki’s wife Sundari Karki (40) and granddaughter Sandhya Karki (6) of Bhirkot VDC-8 were injured after their house were buried in the landslide.
Likewise, Narayani Higher Secondary School located at Bhirkot VDC-3 was buried and three houses belonging to Bal Bahadur Tamang, Nandalal Tam-
ang and Amar Bahadur Tamang at Bhirkot VDC-8 were destroyed in the landslide.
The mudslide has damaged most school buildings in the area, School Management Committee chairman Bhabendra Karki of Amar Higher Secondary School at Jhule VDC-1 informed.
Likewise, the landslide at Bhirkot VDC-9 has displaced three families and washed away Sher Bahadur Nepali’s house.
Six households at Dalit settlement at Sarki tole in Jafe VDC-8 are also reported to have been displaced. Local Dhruba Prasad Pokhrael said the standing crops in Jafe VDC-6 have been damaged due to the flood in local streams.
Likewise, Siruwani of Namdu VDC-4 in Dolakha was swept away in the landslide. Locals are reeling under acute water shortage after the mudslide swept away the drinking water tank at Ghmiretar.
More than 12 households at Jhule VDC-7 are said to be facing the landslide risk.
Vehicles heading to Ramechhap, Okhaldhunga, Dolakha’s southern parts have been stranded after the obstruction at Bhirkot road section in Dolakha.
Electricity supply in over half a dozen VDCs in the district has been disrupted after the landslip uprooted the power poles.
A government team including Dolakha CDO Kali Prasad Parajuli today made field observation of the landslip-hit areas and assured to provide relief to the victims.