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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Floods, landslides kill 115 across Nepal

Posted by Anup Baral | August 15, 2017 : Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation, Mahendra Yadav and Minister for Agricultural Development, Ram Krishna Yadav on Monday took stock of the damage caused due to the flood and inundation at various places of Dhanusha district.
The ministers, who are from Dhanusha district itself, inspected a dozen flood affected places including Pulchok, Musahari Tol, Mujeliya, Laxminiya in Janakpur Sub-metropolitan City. Water Supply and Sanitation Minister Yadav said they have come to Dhanusha as per the Cabinet decision assigning ministers to take stock of the flood damages in different districts across the country. He said the government is vigorously working to alleviate the suffering resulting from the disaster. He said the government has assessed that there is a crisis situation in 13-14 districts of the Tarai due to flooding and inundation, adding necessary water purification tablets have been distributed to the flood victims in the district. Agriculture Minister said that a decision has been made to provide Rs 200 thousand as relief to each family losing one of their family members to the flooding. He further said the Chief District Officer has been directed to provide food grains and foodstuff to the victim families. The minister duo also inspected the Ratu Bridge along the East-West highway that links Dhanusha and Mahottari districts. The bridge has been damaged by the flooded river. RSS

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