Bajura, January 27
A total of 42 families have been displaced by the 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Bajura on Tuesday.
According to DSP Surya Bahadur Thapa, 12 families from Himali rural municipality and 15 each from Gaumul rural municipality and Badimalika municipality were displaced due to the earthquake.
According to the District Police Office, Bajura, many houses have suffered partial damage while others have been completely damaged.
Some government buildings in the district have developed cracks due to the earthquake. Several private houses have also developed cracks and suffered broken walls.
The mud and stone houses have cracked and are unfit for accommodation, said DSP Surya Thapa. He said police officials stationed at the Area Police Office and the police posts were sent to the villages to collect the details of the damage caused by the earthquake and as per the collected data 58 houses, including government office buildings and private houses, have been damaged.
So far, only one death has been reported. Jamuna Rokaya, 32, from Gaumul rural municipality died after getting hit on the head by a stone and died on the spot, informed Thapa.
Collection of the details of losses was underway, said the police.