Kalikhola earth crack has turned bad to worse

05 June 2017

From Our Correspondent
IT Road, Makuli-Kalapahar road was completely blocked today by the earth crack that developed in and around Kalikhola in Kangpokpi district yesterday night.
The further cracking has drawn the attention of the state government and experts suspected the reason of the cracking as volcano since the areas reportedly lies in the volcanic range.
The situation of at the area was drastically changed comparing with yesterday condition as the crack was much larger than yesterday and most of land has been sliding down today.
Altogether, around 11 houses have been completely damaged by now while the rest around 19 houses are on the verge to get damaged and many paddy fields belonging to Kalikhola villagers has already been damaged.
The local MLA who is also the minister of Tribal and Hills Areas Development and Fisheries is yet to visit the dangerous earth crack and there has been no response from the state government except the District Administration and the local administration.
Deputy Commissioner of Kangpokpi, T Ranjit Singh personally visited the spot with SDC (HQ) Kaigoulal Kipgen and assessed the situation while visiting the affected victims who sheltered at the temporary Relief Camp at Goma Devi High School, Toribari. The District Administration also provided essential commodities to the affected victims.
T Ranjit Singh also appealed the general public of Kangpokpi more particularly the residents within the vicinity of Kakikhola not to go in and around the areas as the situation has turned bad to worse.
ADC Sadar Hills chairman, Haokholal Hangshing, who is also the local MDC of the area also visited the temporary Relief Camp and provided financial assistance of Rs 10,000 to the victims’ family.
Gorkha representatives in ADC Sadar Hills, Bhumi Vikas Basnet, executive member and Milan Pradhan, member ADC Sadar Hills also provided essential commodities to the affected victims and appealed the state government to address the grievances of the affected victims at the earliest.


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