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378 lockdown stranded people rescued in Far-west Nepal

(A total of 378 people, including Kiriyaputri, were rescued from Jhulaghat on Friday. A total of 378 people, including four Kiriyaputris, have been rescued from Jhulaghat and Pithoragarh bordering markets from different parts of India. Photo: Vinod Singh Bishta)

BAITADI:- Three hundred and seventy eight people who were stranded due to the lockdown in India have been rescued and brought home via Jhulaghat transit point. Four among the rescued are people who are observing the mourning rituals.
These people had come from various places of India and were stranded at Jhulaghat and Pithoragadh, the two Indian border towns, due to the lockdown.

Among the rescued people, 162 are residents of Baitadi district, 100 are from Bajhang district, 30 are from Bajura district, three are from Achham district, five are from Dadeldhura district, 11 are from Darchula district, six are from Kanchanpur district and the rest from other districts. 

These people have been sent to their home districts while those from Baitadi district have been sent to the local levels concerned, assistant chief district officer Lokendra Singh Negi said. They were brought to Nepal only after normal checking.
Meanwhile, 11 Indian nationals stranded in Baitadi have also returned home through the transit point at Jhulaghat on Friday. The people stranded on either side of the border were allowed to enter their respective countries as per the agreement between the local administrations of Nepal and India.

Published Date: Friday, May 22nd, 2020 | 08:16 PM

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