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Villagers leaving village due to fear of landslide

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Villagers leaving village due to fear of landslide
Villagers leaving village due to fear of landslide

Babiyachaur (Myagdi),August 5, 2015: Due to fear of landslide, villagers of Dar village in Muna VDC of Myagdi have started leaving their home.

Local resident Bel Bahadur Paija said,”the hills above the village have started slowly caving in with the incessant rainfall. As a result, people have been staying nights in their relatives’ home far 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,“We 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 cracks during the earthquake have now started taking the form of a landslide with continious 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.

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