Landslides displace dozens in Bajura; many still await rescue
BAJURA: Landslides triggered by continuous rainfall have put at least two human settlements in Badimalika Municipality of Bajura district at a high risk of being buried.
Lands of the entire Rajali and Jillli villages have surfaced cracks due to the landslides, said Ammar Khadka, a local resident.
Most locals of Jilli in Badimalika-9 and Rajali in Badimalika-4 have been displaced. While around 60 families have been shifted to other safer locations, many are still awaiting rescue at the houses which could be buried anytime.
The displaced families are forced to live in small tents after the landslides have developed many cracks around, said local Dev Bahadur BK.
According to the Chief of District Disaster Relief Committee and Chief District Officer Bhojraj Shrestha, preparations to provide immediate relief are underway.
Local police, army and political leaders have been mobilised with tents and other construction materials in coordination with the Nepal Red Cross Society, BK informed.
However, many villagers are enraged at them for not receiving sufficient relief, said a policeman Dal Bahadur Bogati.
As the available relief support seems insufficient, district officials are planning to donate their meeting allowances for the victims, said Assistant Chief District Officer Bhim Bahadur Sahi.
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