73 families reeling under higher risk of landslides at Silichong rural municipality-1, Sisuwa Besinda in Sankhuwasabha district have been shifted to safe places.
District Police Office Sankhuwasabha in-charge DSP Nawaraj Malla shared that a total of 73 families were taken to Chitredanda nearby Sisuwakhola after their settlement was constantly at high risk of landslides. The security personnel was mobilized to shift the local residents to safer places in view of imminent risks of landslides, Malla further said.
Locals and police personnel from Tamku post and Sisuwa post as well as Nepal Army have jointly continued their efforts in the search for 11 missing in the deadly landslide. However, no one has been found yet, informed the District Police Office.
Madan Rai, who was deputed for the rescue of landslide survivors, was found dead on the spot. The army chopper carrying relief materials from Itahari for the displaced families could not reach there due to poor weather conditions, district police in-charge Malla informed.
Police said it was difficult for them to engage in rescue operations due to incessant rain. 60 security personnel traveling from the district headquarters Khandbari were not able to reach the hard-hit area. Nepal Army has deployed a team of 30 army personnel while Nepal Police and Armed Police have mobilized 15 each.