MUGU: Gamgadhi, the Mugu district headquarters, is at a high risk of landslide and erosion since a local stream has been eroding the land on the slope below the district headquarters for few years. According to the Shreenagar Village Development Committee (VDC), as many as 14 dozen physical infrastructures, including 13 dozen private houses, two private schools and buildings of the District Development Committee (DDC), the VDC and Nepal Telecom office among others are at a high risk of landslides. The southern part of Gamgadhi has caved-in due to the erosion caused by the Hulum River, which flows around 200 metres down south of Gamdadhi. The land stretching from the DDC building to the Thapa Boarding School in the locality has developed fissures. Locals including Gyanendra Shahi bemoaned that the authorities concerned were not paying any attention towards the potential risk of landslide and erosion. He grieved that neither the VDC nor the DDC has paid attention to prevent the landslide. "The disaster can hit anytime," expressed fearful Shahi.
Mugu headquarters at high risk of landslide
The Himalayan Times
Published: 08:07 pm Jul 14, 2015