Tremor triggers landslides in Barpak

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake of Saturday morning triggered landslides in three different parts of Barpak village in Gorkha district.

One woman was slightly injured when the quake hit the region at around 11:30 this morning. Local Jit Bahadur Ghale said over a phone that the tremor triggered quake at Bar and Dhami village. These villages are two kilometers from Barpak, the epicenter of the deadly 7.9 magnitude earthquake last Saturday.

Following Saturday’s quake, landslide had occurred in over a dozen places in Barpak. Locals are being rescued and provided with relief material jointly by the team of Nepal Army and Indian Army. A medical team had also reached the village where almost all the houses were wiped out in the quake.

Source: eKantipur