Babiyachaur (Myagdi),August 5, 2015: Due to fear of landslide,Â villagersÂ of Dar village in Muna VDC of Myagdi have startedÂ leaving their home.
Local resident Bel Bahadur Paija said,”the hills above the village have started slowly caving in with the incessantÂ rainfall. As a result, people have been stayingÂ nights in their relativesâ€™ home farÂ from the village.”
According to the District Police Office, a total of 29 houses are at high risk while 47 houses at risk of falling into the way of the landslip . The office has been warning villagers to remain safe.
Rupsara Budha of the Dar village speaks,â€œWe go back to our homes during the day, and then return back in the evening. We cannot rest assure until the monsoon ends.”
Sub-engineer at the District Soil Conservation Office Birendra Mahato said,”The hills that suffered narrow cracksÂ during the earthquake have now started taking the form of a landslide with continiousÂ rainfall .”
For now, arrangements are being made for temporary settlement of the people affected by the possible landslide in Dar village Muna VDC Secretary Bishnu Prasad Poudel said.