Destructive Landslide in Sankhuwasabha: Three Houses Lost, One Injured

Three houses were swept away by a landslide last night, leaving one person injured in Kokti village, Angla of Khandbari Municipality-11 in Sankhuwasabha.

According to the District Police Office’s officiating chief police inspector, Ram Kumar Lamichhane, the landslide swept away the houses owned by locals Mani Prasad Rai, Ram Prasad Rai, and Dil Bahadur Rai. Mani Prasad Rai was injured in the incident.

Displaced by the disaster, they and their families are taking refuge in neighbors’ homes. Nine families in various parts of the district have been displaced by the landslide.

At Shekha of Khandbari-4, four families were displaced due to the landslide, according to ward chair Binod Subba.

Similarly, five houses are at high risk from monsoon-induced disasters in Chichila Rural Municipality-1 and 2. According to Lamichhane, they are collecting details of the losses caused by the landslide in the district.

The landslide also damaged the North-South Koshi Roadway Project, affecting a four-kilometer segment of the road along the Khandbari-Kimathanka section, which was about to be blacktopped.

Furthermore, the flash flood triggered by incessant rain has damaged the local road in Num, Makalu Rural Municipality, disrupting traffic. The estimated loss from this damage is around Rs 10 million, as reported by the Road Office.


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