Nepal | April 25, 2019

Landslide risk in Dhading villages

Keshav Adhikary
Landslides occurring from the upper part of Kapur Village at Lapa, in Dhading, on Saturday. The area, which was hit by the quakes, is vulnerable to landslides. Photo: THT

Landslides occurring from the upper part of Kapur Village at Lapa, in Dhading, on Saturday. The area, which was hit by the quakes, is vulnerable to landslides. Photo: THT

DHADING, June 27: Monsoon rains have unleashed terror among locals of northern parts of Dhading, as they fear landslide could strike any time.

Villagers who lost their homes to the powerful April quake are now vulnerable to landslide risks.

Jivan Tamang from Lapa said that mudslides, triggered by the rains, had worried the locals.

Landslides continue to strike the areas that suffered wide ruptures and cracks due to the quake and subsequent aftershocks. Jivan said that landslides threat was looming large over the entire village in Dhuseni of Ri.

Similarly, locals said that landslides had been occurring at Tir Guan of Lapa since the April 25 quake. So far, more than two dozen livestock have been buried.

Many VDCs of Jharlang, Sertung, Tipling, Lapa and Ri are at high risk of landslides.

Dhading Constituency-2 lawmaker Guru Prasad Burlakoti urged the government to relocate the people from these VDCs to safer places.

Around 300 families from Tenchen, Tengchen and Chapang of Lapa-2 have started living in makeshift tents at places near the headquarters after incessant mudslides made it difficult for them to live in the villages.

Likewise, people from Linjgo of Tipling, Hindung of Sertung, Borang, Lapa’s Kapurgaun, Newer, Tir, Tingchet, Choke, Gamrang, Thali, Mehen villages have started to relocate themselves in search of safer places.

Social activist Shilash Tamang said that monsoon had disconnected the road contact between the rural parts and headquarters, causing food shortage in far-flung areas.


A version of this article appears in print on June 28, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.


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