Gulmi village at high risk of landslides, say geologistsGeologists reached the villages and studied the topography.
On July 23, a massive landslide had struck Thulolumpek Village in Satyadevi Rural Municipality, killing five persons and displacing 371 people. Nearly two weeks after the incident, geologists say the village in Gulmi district still remains at high risk of landslides.
A team of geologists from the Department of Mines and Geology on Friday reached the village to study its topography and concluded that the settlement will be at constant threat of landslides in the future as well.
Geologists Rajendra Acharya and Sulav Kayastha reached the incident site on Friday and studied the topography of the area.
“The village sits on land made of weak rock and soil, which makes it highly likely for landslides to occur even during mild rains,” said geologist Rajendra Acharya. “The people in the village need to be rehabilitated.”
Acharya, along with geologist Sulav Kayastha, studied the topography of Pallokhola, Gejakot and Kasingthala in Thulolumpek for three days.
Multiple landslides killed 13 people at wards 3 and 4 of Satyadevi Rural Municipality. According to Sudarshan Baral, social development minister of Province 5, landslides wiped out 21 homes and damaged 21 others, displacing 1,260 people at various settlements in the municipality.
“All three government levels have been working to rehabilitate the displaced people,” said Baral.
Special police team to be mobilised to find missing persons in Dolakha
DOLAKHA: A special police team with a sniffer dog will be mobilised to find two persons missing in Friday night’s landslide in Jungu of Dolakha district. A meeting of the District Coordination Committee held on Monday decided to call the special team from the centre to search for the missing persons. Two hundred and eighty-two people of 77 families in Dolakha have been displaced by multiple landslides that occurred on Friday.