Aftershocks fear dampens villagers’ hope for rebuilding


Nov 22: Fears of aftershocks rule the life in eastern districts leading to their hesitation for starting reconstruction works. 

People in Trashigang and Mongar districts fear that reconstruction of houses would he hit by the earthquake aftershocks.

Though the royal insurance company has distributed some of the insurance fund to local residents last week, people are yet to start reconstruction of their houses and other infrastructure. 

The people are waiting for the aftershock to stop. However, as a natural phenomenon, it is not possible to forecast if aftershocks will stop. Government has not spoken anything about the natural disaster’s possible repeat. 

Very few villagers have started rebuilding their homes.