Thirty houses landslide-prone

DAILEKH:After a landslide triggered by downpour swept away a house in Jagannath village of Dailekh district last night, a state of terror has reined the entire settlement for a fear of an imminent danger of similar landslide.

According to locals, the landslide buried a house belonging to Janak Adhikari of Tursuk, Jaganath. His family is now taking refuge at a neighbour’s house, which, according to the locals, too is not safe. “The disaster damaged my property worth Rs 5 lakhs,” Adhikari said.

“The landslide swept away everything, including livestock, food materials and clothes,” he lamented. Following the Monday’s incident, other 30 households of Tursuk — that are close to the area where landslide occurred — are under the menace of the possible landslide.

“We aren’t properly sleeping due to the impending danger of landslide,” Ganesh Prasad Adhikari, another local

said. He added that they were considering to shift the entire settlement to

a safer place nearby until the rain ceased.

In another incident in the district, a madrasa at Kuraha of Badlamji VDC was demolished due to the downpour. All the documents were damaged as the building collapsed, headmaster Ibrahim Ali Miya informed.