Wednesday 24 August 2016
facebook.com/Outlookindia twitter.com/outlookindia digimag.outlookindia.com instagram.com/outlookindia youtube.com/user/OutlookMagazine

Nepal Flood-Landslide Kills 240, India Announces 30 Mn Package

Shirish B Pradhan/Kathmandu

India today announced a relief assistance of NRs 48 million for the victims of the recent floods and landslides that have hit different parts of Nepal, claiming over 240 lives in two weeks.

"The government of India will provide Rs 30 million (NRs 48 million) assistance to the victims of recent floods and landslides in Nepal," Ambassador Ranjit Rae said during a function organised by Nepal-India Friendship Society here to celebrate the 68th Independence Day of India.

India has also arranged three helicopters and one airplane is on standby at the border for disaster relief operation on call of the Nepal government, he said.

Recent floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain in central and western Nepal have left over 240 people dead in the past two weeks.

The death toll in the landslides and floods triggered by heavy rain over the past three days has reached 85, Home Ministry spokesperson Shanker Koirala said.

Forty six people have been injured and 113 people are still missing in different parts of the country.

Floods and landslides have affected 30 districts, nearly one third of the country over the weekend.

Surkhet district situated in the far west of the country, is the most affected area, where 24 people have died, Koirala said.

The government has evacuated 12,000 people from Banke and Bardiya districts over the weekend, Koirala added.

Today, 15 people including 11 injured have been rescued from Jajarkot district, with the assistance of Nepal Army and police personnel, he said.

Twenty five houses were swept away in Birendranagar Municipality in Surkhet district.

"We will ask government of India for help if required," the Home Ministry spokesperson said.

Two weeks ago the blockade of water in Sunkoshi river caused by a massive landslide killed 156 people in Sindhupalchok district bordering Tibet, some 90 km east of Kathmandu.

READ MORE IN:
PLACES: Nepal
SECTION: International
OUTLOOK 16 August, 2014
© Copyright PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of any PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without their prior written consent.
Download the Outlook ​Magazines App. Six magazines, wherever you go! Play Store and App Store

Post a Comment

You are not logged in, please Log in or Register
  • Daily Mail
THE LATEST ISSUE
CLICK IMAGE FOR CONTENTS
OUTLOOK ON TWITTER
POLLS

Finally, political parties came together to pass the Goods and Services Tax in the Rajya Sabha. The much-vaunted tax reform is said to have turned India into one common market. It is said that the GST will replace more than 15 state and federal taxes. So will GST lead to #AchcheDin?

POLL STARTED ON: Aug 04, 2016
Quiz
Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro is hosting the 31st Olympic Games from August 5 to 21. This is the first Olympics being held in South America and is going on even as a majority Brazilians are unhappy with their rulers. Here’s a quiz on some random Olympic facts and related trivia.
QUIZ STARTED ON: Aug 11, 2016
Advertisement