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One dead and one injured as landslide sweeps through in Lekhnath

Lekhnath, 10 July 2020

Due to incessant rain on Thursday night, the landslide has taken the life of Bibek BK, 32, a resident of Paitedada in Pokhara Metropolitan City Ward No. 26.

He died on the spot when a landslide from the back of his house destroyed his house. The body of the deceased was recovered from the landslide with the help of locals and security forces.

Out of 72 houses in the area, 152 out of 34 households have been affected due to the rains and five houses are at high risk. The arrangements for the families displaced by the landslide have been made to stay at the local Amarjyoti basic school on the initiative of the 26th while food has been provided by the Kaski branch of the Nepal Red Cross Society.

To the landslide victims, the clubs of cluster no. 28 under Lions Club 325 B1, Lions Club of Pokhara Sirjana Chautari, Lions Club of Pokhara Ujyalo Chautari, and Lions Club of Pokhara Unity Chautari have distributed 17 bags of rice, 41 liters of oil, 41 bags of salt, 16 cartons of noodles and 41 bags of tarpaulin. The relief materials were handed over by Binod Dhungana, Co-Chief Advisor of 325 B1 Nepal, Region Chairperson Ganesh Dhungana, Raju Baral, President of Lions Club of Pokhara Sirjana Chautari and others.

Similarly, on Friday, Suryanarayan Baral, Chief of Lions Club 325 B1 informed that the clubs under cluster no. 30 have distributed 50 blankets, 50 meter P form, 4 bags of rice to 152 people, and food items for one day.

The family of Vivek BK, who lost his life in the landslide, has also been provided Rs 25,000 in cash as a relief. Deputy Department Chief Ashok Baral said that immediate relief has been distributed for now and additional assistance will be provided again.

Similarly, Lions Club of Lekhnath, Lions Club of Simsar, Lions Club of Lekhnath Metro City have distributed relief items including water, noodles, beaten rice, and biscuits said Deputy Chief Adviser Shailendra Mohan Bhattarai.

An old man was injured when a landslide in Arupata

An old man has been injured in a landslide at Arupata of Pokhara-28 after incessant rains. A 70-year-old man known as Bichari was injured when a landslide destroyed his house while he was staying in the house above the road. He is undergoing treatment in Pokhara.

Similarly, some houses have been submerged while some have been partially damaged due to floods in Khola ko Dil and Bhuwankuna in Rithepani of Pokhara-27, said Ward Chairman Purna Kumar Gurung.

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