Security forces mobilised for rescue operation for flood victims

Posted on: August 12, 2017 | views: 265

The government has mobilised security personnel from Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force for rescue operation and relief distribution for those affected by flooding and landslides across the country, the Home Ministry said. 


Trained security forces have been deployed, in coordination with all government bodies, for the rescue operation in the affected areas including Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Saptari, Rautahat, Dang and Banke, said the Ministry in a public appeal for help today. 


The Ministry's Spokesperson Dipak Kafle requested one and all including industrialists, entrepreneurs, various social organisations and social workers to do their part in providing relief materials and other support to the victims of the natural disaster. 


The Ministry also urged people to stay alert as water level in rivers is increasing across the country, threatening to burst embankments and flooding settlements. 


Three killed in house collapse


Three children died after a house they were in collapsed due to incessant rainfall. The house of Kami Lal Tharu in ward no. 4 of Raptisonari rural municipality collapsed last night.


Seven drown in Sunsari


Seven persons were killed after drowning at various places in Sunsari today, police said. 


Bodies of the deceased were retrieved from various places, said Eastern Regional Police Office, Biratnagar. The deceased have been identified as eight-year-old Rupsani and her three-year-old brother Rupesh—children of Maya Rai from Bhojpur, who is currently staying in Itahari. 


Other deceased include Ishwor Sunwar, 40, Mala Sah, 30, and her 10-year-old daughter Siti, all from Itahari while others two are yet to be identified, police said.


Human settlements in Madi Municipality inundated 


More than a dozen villages in the southern area of Madi Municipality in Chitwan district have been inundated in the flood that occurred due to incessant rain since last night.


According to the District Natural Disaster Management Committee (DNDMC) , Chitwan Resource Person, Balaram Luintel, more than 400 houses in these settlements are recorded to have been inundated.  


Meanwhile, flood in rivers as Chitayi, Badarmudhe, Ghaghar have caused  damage to the roads in various places across the inundated areas.


PM's directive to rescue and provide relief to survivors


Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed all concerned district authorities to immediately shift the people who have been caught in floods and landslides in various parts of the country to safer locations, and provide relief to the survivors.


In a directive issued to the administrative chiefs of the affected districts this morning, Prime Minister Deuba urged them to provide every possible support to the people affected by the natural disaster, including rescue, relief and translocation to safer ground. Paying tributes to those who lost their lives in floods and landslides, and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families, the Prime Minister has also appealed to all the citizens to join hands at this hour of calamity.