150 houses in Bajura at high risk of inundation
BAJURA, AUGUST 16
The Karnali River has been partially blocked after a dry landslide occurred at Juddi, Bajura, putting 150 houses at high risk.
Dry landslide has been falling for the last two days in Rudi village. Locals said the landslide had not stopped yet. An under-construction playground in Jagannath Rural Municipality is also at high risk. Similarly, the continuous landslide has also put the Karnali corridor at high risk.
Boulders and mud continue to fall into the river in Swamikartik Khapar Rural Municipality. According to Jagannath Rural Municipality, the rural municipality office and the police post was also at risk of being buried in the debris.
Rural municipality Chairman Chiranjibi Shahi said that dry landslide had been occurring in the area for a decade now.
He said locals at Rudi could not irrigate their paddy field after the irrigation channel was swept away by the landslide. Shahi said the locals here had been facing the double whammy of food crisis and landslide.
The human settlements at Ward 1 of Swamikartik Khapar and wards 2 and 3 of Jagannath Rural Municipality are at high risk.
DSP Madanjit Mahara of District Police Office said dry landslide had continued to fall. Due to blockage, the river water is flowing through a narrow passage increasing the risk to nearby settlements.
A version of this article appears in the print on August 17 2021, of The Himalayan Times.