DOTI, June 9: The locals at Daud and Bahunsain village at Sayal Rural Municipality-4 in Doti district have been leaving behind their home and hometown and taking refuge in the nearby jungle in fear of monsoon-induced disasters mainly landslide.
The flood on August 8, 2017 had killed six people in their villages. Since then, the villagers have been shifting their base to still-not-so-safer place – nearby jungle with the beginning of monsoon every year.
At least 50 households shift to the nearby jungle to save their lives from the monsoon-induced disasters, according to Ganesh Upadhyay, a local.
The frightened locals have been demanding the local authority to relocate their settlement but to no avail. Inaction and indecision on the part of local representatives and lack of positive intervention from the authority concerned have led the locals to either live with constant fear of landslide or to live a nomadic