Relocation begins

CHITWAN: Authorities in Chitwan have started to relocate as many as 153 households from the landslide-prone areas. A meeting of the District Natural Disaster Management Committee had taken a decision to this effect. As per the decision, the families from the hilly areas, where land has developed cracks due to the April 25 earthquake, will be shifted to safer places by building temporary shelters. According to Local Development Officer Bharatmani Pande, the relocation will take around 15 days. “As per the decision, some 18 households of Kaule, 27 of Dhahakhani, 46 of Darhechaowk, 34 of Shaktikhor, 24 of Lothar, and four of Chandi Bhanjyang will be shifted to nearby safer places,” Pande said. Earlier, some 24 households of Kaule had been shifted to Shaktikhor’s Shivamandir. The disaster committee is said to bear the cost of the relocation while also managing food for the relocated families.

One dead, four injured

CHARIKOT: A man was killed and four others were injured by a dry landslide near Sipringkhola Hydropower Project at Gaurishankar VDC-9 in Dolakha district on Friday afternoon. The deceased has been identified as Hem Bahadur Shrestha of Bulung-9, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Ajay KC. The injured are Dhandhoj Tamang of Lamabagar-9, Laxman Tamang of Lamabagar VDC-7, Surya Magar of Khare VDC-9 and kshitz Musalman of India. Similarly, Sharmila Acharya, an employee at Sipringkhola Hydropower Project, of Orang VDC-7, has gone missing in the landslide. The landslide has also damaged the project site.

Snakebite kills girl

JHAPA: A young girl died after a snake bit her at Kankai Municipality in Jhapa on Thursday night. Police identified the deceased as Dipa Kafle Bhandari, 19, of Surunga. DSP Sanjay Bahadur Raut said that Dipa died while being rushed to Snakebite Treatment Centre, Charali. She was bitten by a poisonous snake while she was sleeping in her house.

House burgled

BHAKTAPUR: Property worth around Rs 111,000 was stolen from a rented room in Nikesera, Madhyapur Thimi on Thursday. According to a complaint lodged with police, unidentified thieves had sneaked into the room of Bhogendra Lamichhane of Dhankuta and decamped with Rs 27,000, a laptop and a mobile phone in the night. The suspects are said to be at large.

Aid for quake victims

Kathmandu: Bangkok Christian College in Thailand has provided Rs 4.32 million financial aid for the support of quake survivors in Nepal. College principal Woranuch Triwijitkasem on Friday handed over a cheque equivalent to the amount to Nepali Ambassador to Thailand Khaganath Adhikari.