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Nepal Army rescues 723 disaster survivors

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Army (NA) personnel have rescued a total of 723 landslide and flood survivors across the country while 183 people were relocated to safer places.
According to the NA’s Directorate of Public Relations and Information, search and rescue operations were underway at the disaster-hit places.
People in various 26 districts have been facing problems since rain-triggered floods and landslides inundated their settlements, swept away lands and damaged the roads.
More than 15,000 NA personnel have been deployed for rescue and relief distribution in various disaster-hit areas so that the risks of lives and loss of properties could be lessened. Furthermore, road blockages were also being cleared to resume the halted traffic movement in several places.
Moreover, NA has constructed embankments in 14 places, cleared landslides debris in nine places, repaired electricity transmission lines in nine places and unblocked the blocked river, rivulets and canals among others.
Five helicopters of NA were standby for rescue operation.

Published Date: Monday, July 15th, 2019 | 09:09 AM

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