Landslides displace 15 families

Phidim, September 2

As many as 15 families have been displaced due to landslides in Phalelung Rural Municipality and Phidim Municipality of Panchthar district.

The households from wards 6 and 7 of the rural municipality have been displaced after landslips hit their houses today. The families of Rodan Rai, Som Kumar Rai, Man Prasad Rai, Purna Kumar Rai, Mahendra Rai, Man Bahadur Chamling, Naresh Chamling from Ward 6 and those of Mani Ram Baral and Kamal Baral from Ward 7 have been displaced

Ward 7 chairperson of the rural municipality Sujata Bantawa informed that efforts were under way to shift the families to safe places.

A total of 160 households of the rural municipality were earlier displaced due to landslips that occurred some weeks ago. The displaced families have been facing hardships as the concerned authorities have failed to rehabilitate them so far.

Members of the displaced families also include as many as 22 nursing mothers and more than 50 children.

The victims said they were having a tough time after the landslides swept away their food grains and clothes, among other items.

In a similar incident, six households have been displaced after landslides buried the houses in Phidim Municipality of the district yesterday night. Deputy Superintendent of Police Bam Dev Gautam at District Police Office, Panchthar informed that a team of police personnel from the district police office had been deployed at the disaster site.