38 families displaced in Taplejung landslidesRecent landslides have displaced 38 families in Taplejung Municipality, according to the District Disaster Management Committee.
Recent landslides have displaced 38 families in Taplejung Municipality, according to the District Disaster Management Committee.
The displaced families are taking shelter at Horizon Boarding School building in Hiti for the past four days. Chief District Officer Chakrapani Pandey said they are planning to resettle victims.
He said that the DDMC has distributed Rs 10,000 each to the families whose homes were destroyed and Rs 5,000 each to the families whose homes were damaged in the disaster.
Besides, the DDMC has also provided Rs 100, 000 each to the families who lost their loved ones.
Four persons, including three of a family, were buried to death in landslides that struck Taplejung Municipality on Friday night. Dozens of cattle were also killed.
One of the landslide survivors, Lalit Bahadur Bishwokarma, said there are continuous landslides in some parts of the municipality.
Two persons drown
BIRATNAGAR: Two persons drowned in separate incidents in Udayapur and Syangja districts in the last 24 hours. Police said 18-year-old Pun Rai of Bhayaldanda-3 in Udayapur died after being swept away while trying to cross the Andheri stream on Sunday. In Syangja, 18-yearold Arjun Bhattarai of Tulasibhanjyang-8 went missing after drowning in a water dam of Andhikhola Hydropower Project on Monday, said police.