75 houses in Khalanga town face danger from landslidesAt least 75 houses at Khalanga, the district headquarters of Jajarkot, are in danger after multiple landslides broke out in the area as a result of continuous rainfall of the last couple of days.
At least 75 houses at Khalanga, the district headquarters of Jajarkot, are in danger after multiple landslides broke out in the area as a result of continuous rainfall of the last couple of days.
The motorway leading to the town also been cut off at several areas.
Nawaraj Sharma, a local engineer, said rescue works could be hampered in case of a landslide-related disaster in Khalanga.
There is already the challenge posed by steep geography of the town and unplanned urbanisation, he added. On Sunday, nine people were killed when a landslide buried two houses at Thanti Bazaar, which is not far away from Khalanga.
Landslide threat has also displaced scores of families at Shantichaur, Bhelale, Simalgairi, Thaple and Sayala. A team led by Internal Affairs and Law Minister of Karnali Province, Naresh Bhandari, inspected the landslide-affected areas.
Highway caves in
SALYAN: A part of Rapti Highway near Bangelakhuri in Bagchaur Municipality, Salyan, has caved in due to heavy rains, police said on Monday. The highway traffic has been disrupted as a result. SP Bharat Bahadur BK at the District Police Office said rains had affected the movement on nearly a dozen road networks in the district.
Road obstructed for last two weeks
RUKUM (WEST): Floods and landslides have obstructed the vehicular movement on various roads in Rukum West for the last two weeks.
Mid Hill Highway, Chaurjahari-Salli Road and Chaurjahari-Tharmare-Salyan Road, among others, have suffered damages as a result of continuous downpour, authorities said.