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Houses face landslide risk

Himalayan News Service

KHOTANG, July 11

Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall have posed threat to dozens of houses in Banjechyandanda and Rantanchha of Khotang.

With fresh landslides falling from Tankubhakku cliff, around 20 houses are at risk in Banjechyandanda and as many in Rantanchha.

“Landslide debris falling from the cliff has posed threat to the families living in the houses below,” said Sana Bahadur Rai, a local leader of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal. “Apart from the landslides, floods in the Beliya River have also been troubling the locals. The swollen river has been eroding the land,” said Rai.

As many as six houses in Thapagaun of Rantanchha are at risk due to the soil erosion in the river. Families of Ratna Bahadur Thapa, Sujamaya Thapa, Kumar Thapa, Ankhe Thapa, Ghanashyam Thapa and Nara Bahadur Thapa have been living under the risk and are facing displacement.

Similarly, locals Kamala Rai and Nil Bahadur Khatri need to be relocated at safer places.


A version of this article appears in print on July 12, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.


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