Nepal | March 29, 2020

25 households displaced by dry landslides in Dhading

Keshav Adhikari

DHADING: As many as 25 households have been displaced by dry landslides at Dharna of Darkha VDC-8 in northern region of Dhading district since Sunday.

A total of 99 persons from 25 households of Darkha have been displaced by the landslides, District Natural Disaster Rescue Committee (DNDRC), Dhading informed.

The DNDRC meeting held on Wednesday decided to take immediate steps to provide foods and shelters to the displaced families, said the DNDRC Coordinator and Chief District Officer Bishwa Prakash Subedi.

Security personnel deployed from Darkha-based Area Police Office have shifted the displaced families to the safe place.

The houses of Masta Bahadur Tamang, Man Bahadur Tamang, Gole Tamang, Kamisa Tamang and Dokyap Tamang are at high risk of being displaced by the landslides, said police.

Meanwhile, the DNDRC has issued directives for the locals to take precautions and move them to safer places. The Committee has also been arranging the relief and rescue operation in cooperation with different NGOs, political parties, local bodies and other agencies.

Among the total 99 displaced persons, 22 persons from five households were instructed to build tarpaulin shelters at Salleri in Darkha VDC-8. Similarly, 16 persons were advised to shift to Bhokteni Primary School in the locality while 61 persons were arranged to share the homes of Langchet village.

The villages in northern Dhading came under the risk of displacement by the landslide after last year’s earthquake left cracks in the hills in the region. The incessant rainfalls for the past one month have also fueled the potentiality of natural disaster.

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