Locals Of Tumkot Village, Humla, Compelled To Walk For Hours To Fetch Water As Landslide Sweeps Away Water Source, Supply Pipe (With Photos)

Locals of Tumkot village at Namkha Rural Village-5 in Humla district have been compelled to walk for at least two hours to fetch drinking water from a nearby stream as the source of water and the pipes that supplied water to their village taps have been swept away by the landslides.

Chhimjok Lama, a resident of Tumkot, said that it has been a day-long work for a member of the family for over two weeks to fetch water since the source of water got washed away.

Members of the 25 households of the village go in a group to fetch water from the stream, which in most cases is diluted with mud.

It has been only a few months that the drinking water project that brought water to the households got completed with joint investment of the local level and the villagers’ consumer group.

Source : TRN, Photo : TRN,