Nepal | October 16, 2019

100 households displaced due to landslides in Bhojpur


BHOJPUR: As many as 100 households have been displaced in the eastern hilly district Bhojpur due to continuous rainfall and subsequent landslides. Five persons have lost their lives.

According to Chief District Officer (CDO) of Bhojpur, Noorhari Khatiwada, statistics collected so far show that 100 families have been displaced due to the torrential rainfall in the district.

Displaced families are now awaiting relief. They have only received minimum relief including tents but nothing more. The affected families are currently living inside such tents or taking shelter in their neighbours’ houses.

Among the displaced, 14 households are from Bhojpur Municipality, 26 from Tyamkemaiyum Rural Municipality, two from Pauwadung Rural Municipality, 44 from Aamchok Rural Municipality, nine from Ramprasad Rai Rural Municipality, one from Arun Rural Municipality, three from Hatuwagadhi Rural Municipality, and one from Salpasilichho Rural Municipality.

Likewise, 16 houses in various local levels of the district have been completely damaged while 58 houses have been partially damaged.

Four people lost their lives in Ramprasad Rai Rural Municipality while one person died in Tyamkemaiyum Rural Municipality after their homes got buried by landslides. Three others were injured.

CDO Khatiwada said that communication has been carried out with the local levels to collect and send details of damages that occurred in their area. The details of loss are still coming in, stated the District Administration Office, Bhojpur.

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