India hands over disaster relief material to Nepal
Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of India in Nepal Ms. Namgya C. Khampa, on behalf of the Government of India, handed over a consignment of disaster relief material to Ms. Chanda Chaudhary, Member of Parliament and President of the Nepal-India Women Friendship Society (NIWFS) in Kathmandu today. The relief material includes tents and plastic sheets for distribution to flood and landslide affected families in five districts of Nepal.
In view of the recent destruction and loss of life caused by floods and landslides the entire consignment will be distributed through NIWFS in coordination with local governments in the affected districts of Sindhupalchok, Kailali, Mahottari, Nawalparasi and Sarlahi in Provinces 2, 3, 5 and 7.
This gift is part of the Government of India’s regular humanitarian assistance and disaster relief support to Nepal.
Nepal, Nine people were killed and 22 others were missing after a massive landslide triggered by overnight rainfall. A senior government official said that the incident took place at around 2:30 am this morning when a huge mound of earth falling from the upper belt jolted Nagpuje, Bhirkharka and Newar Tole villages of Sindhupalchowk district. The district is about 120 km east of Kathmandu city.
Chief of the District Police Office, Rajan Adhikari, said that seven bodies were retrieved from the incident site and two more bodies were recovered from Bhotekoshi and Sunkoshi rivers. A joint team of Nepal Army, Police, and the Armed Police Force has been deployed to conduct the rescue operations