At least 485 Pyuthan families displaced by floods, landslides

PYUTHAN: The number of families displaced from floods and landslides since Monday this week has reached 485 in Pyuthan district of western Nepal.

Chief District Officer Janak Raj Panta warned that the number might increase further as the district authorities are still collecting details of the victims from affected areas.


Communication has been obstructed to some villages and the current data include information from only 13 VDCs, according to Panta.

Despite such a huge loss, only Nepal Army is seen active in distribution of relief goods in the field.

Chief of the Gorakh Box Battalion of Nepal Army, Harish Bam, said total 70 families displaced from Phopli were provided with relief materials.

The victims have vented ire over apathy of government agencies toward their condition. A displaced local of Phopli-5, Dilaram Bhandari, said no any state agency paid any concern on his condition.

He said as many as 170 families were displaced from his village only.

Besides the Nepal Army, some non-government organisations have also launched the relief campaigns lately.

Meanwhile, total 39 persons are confirmed dead in the disasters since beginning of this week, according to CDO Panta.

The Pyuthan District Police Office said some are still missing and the search is on.