Three Houses Swept Away, One Injured in Landslides in Sankhuwasabha

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Three Houses Swept Away, One Injured in Landslides in Sankhuwasabha

June 13: A landslide in Sankhuwasabha swept away three houses last night, injuring one person in Kokti village, Angla of Khandbari municipality-11.

According to Ram Kumar Lamichhane, officiating chief police inspector at the District Police Office, the landslide destroyed the homes of locals Mani Prasad Rai, Ram Prasad Rai, and Dil Bahadur Rai.

Mani Prasad Rai sustained injuries in the incident. The affected families are currently taking refuge in neighbors' homes. In total, nine families in various parts of the district have been displaced by the landslide. At Shekha of Khandbari-4, four families were displaced, as reported by ward chair Binod Subba.

Additionally, five houses in Chichila rural municipality-1 and 2 are at high risk from monsoon-induced disasters. Authorities are still collecting details of the losses caused by the landslide.

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

Furthermore, a 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, according to the Road Office. (RSS)

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