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Landslide destroys 6 houses in Arghakhanchi, other 20 at risk

A landslide in Sitganga municipality of Arghakhanchi district, on Saturday, September 26, 2020.

Butwal, September 27

At least six houses have been destroyed by a landslide in Dungesera, Shitganga municipality of Arghakhanchi on Saturday night.

Over 20 others are at risk.

The municipality’s ward 11 chairman Kapil Aale Magar says human casualties, however, were not recorded. “The hill where the neighbourhood lived has begun to cave in,” he says, “The six houses cannot be used now.”

The landslide has not stopped, and a team of the municipality including the mayor are visiting the site today, according to him.

Recently, 47 families living nearby have been displaced due to the landslide risk. They have been temporarily kept at a local school.

Locals say they have noticed several cracks on the land surface in the area in the past few years. They, however, had continued agricultural activities there.

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