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Nepal government to provide reliefs to families of those killed in flooding, landslides

KATHMANDU: Nepal government has decided to provide reliefs to the families of those killed in flooding and landslides caused by monsoon rains and bear all treatment costs for the injured ones.
A Cabinet meeting held in Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar also decided to launch prompt rescue and relief efforts by deploying all bodies concerned of the state and human resources, said the government’s spokesperson and Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gokul Prasad Banskota.
“The meeting decided to deploy additional health teams alongside medicines in the affected areas, take necessary steps to keep respective bodies on standby and adopt preparedness in a bid to reduce losses from monsoon related incidents and ensure resumption of affected transport system, electricity, drinking water and communications,” said Minister Banskota.
At least 60 people have been killed in flooding and landslides caused by rains since the past four days across the country, according to the police. Over 38 have been injured, 26 disappeared and more than 10,300 families displaced.
The meeting also expressed sorrow over the loss of lives in the monsoon-related incidents and extended its deep condolence to the bereaved families and relatives and wished for a speedy recovery of those injured.
It has also asked the Ministries of Defence and Home and Physical Infrastructure and Transport to coordinate in resuming affected transportation, launch prompt rescue and relief efforts and asked people’s representatives to help in this regard.
It was also decided upon to collect details of the losses in coordination with the Home Ministry, and take necessary steps in rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts accordingly.
Also, the meeting on behalf of the government thanked all involved in rescue and relief endeavours and in helping the disaster victims in various ways ranging from providing first-aid.

Published Date: Sunday, July 14th, 2019 | 10:15 AM

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