When the house came down
KATHMANDU, SEP 20 -
It could be one of the most horrifying incidents in the Yadavs’ life. A landslip at Tin Thana VDC-5 in the Capital brought a house belonging to Sunil Yadav about 100 meters down early Monday. However, none of those sleeping inside the house were injured in the incident.
According to neighbours, the house slid off along with the entire land mass below it. However, Yadav and his brother, who were into a deep sleep at the time of the incident, said they did not feel anything.
Local residents estimated the incident might have occurred at 1 am, but the Yadav brothers only realised it around two hours later. The duo reportedly felt a jolt like an earthquake and woke up to find their house being unlevelled.
Neighbours said the VDC had granted permission to build the house on sloped land after considering technical aspects and the construction met the criteria as stated in the Building Code of Conduct 2064.
Posted on: 2012-09-20 08:41