Fissures at Tarebhir, 70 families at risk of landslide

KATHMANDU: Seventy families of Tarebhir of Gokarneshwor Municipality-7 of Kathmandu district have started shifting to safer places in fear of landslide after the area started developing fissures.

A local Kanchha Lama said that the road below the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park developed fissures following the aftershock with Kathmandu as its epicentre occurred on Wednesday night.

Sapana Lama said that she is now living at her relative's house at Budhanilkantha in fear of landslide. She said that the risk of landslide has increased after the fissures were filled with water due to Thursday's rainfall.

A group of geologists at the Department of Mines and Geology had submitted a report to the Ministry of Home Affairs one and half month ago that 35 houses and Tarebhir Primary School were at high risk of landslide. They were shifted to nearby Lothsalla Community Forest.