Myagdi villagers under perpetual fear of landslides

MYAGDI: The unwelcome appearance of fissures on the surface and sporadic landslips in Bansbot of Begkhola–1 of Myagdi have become a worrisome factor for the locals.

The landslides in the lower settlement areas and upper parts of Banskot and Lisne have prompted a need for relocation of 22 households, a local Purja Magar shared. At least 10 families have already been relocated to their relatives’ so far.

The monsoon-triggered incessant rainfall has opened up cracks at many places and damaged old houses.

A suspension bridge built over the Lisne River this year has been damaged following a flood. It has also created obstructions for students heading towards the school.

Nepal Red Cross Society Begkhola Sub-Branch President Om Prasad Garbuja said houses belonging to Nagendra BK and Netra Bahadur Pun have been destroyed.

Garbuja said the local Shiva Primary School is also at a risk of landslide. A landslide recently razed down the Krishna Lower Secondary School at Banduk.