LAMJUNG: As many as 21 families in Maping village, Bhoje VDC-6 of the district, were relocated as a massive landslide struck the village on Sunday. A local woman Padam Kumari Gurung said landmasses and boulders, weakened by the April 25 earthquake and a recent road construction project, fell down to the village from Kyukho jungle. Two buildings – owned by a Buddhist monastery and a child rights organisation – were buried in the landslide. Local community leader Gam Prasad Gurung said other houses of locals were partially affected by the landslip. Shanta Kumar Chepang of Chitwan was injured in the landslide. DSP Pawan Giri, Chief of the District Police Office, said personnel deployed from Gilung- and Bhorletar-based police posts rescued and relocated the locals. The village had 50 households, according to local Kham Bahadur Gurung. Meanwhile, Chief District Officer Shrawan Kumar Timalsina said relief materials including tarpaulin sheets, rice and water pipes were already sent to landslide victims. As many as 33 households from the village were already resettled to local Dhanujabeshi area.
21 families evacuated from landslip-hit Lamjung village
Published: 05:13 pm Jul 06, 2015