KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 6
Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has taken information from the chief district officers of seven districts about the damage caused by floods, landslides and inundation in the districts concerned. He directed the victims to use available resources to rescue, provide relief and relocate people affected by the floods and landslides.
Home Minister Khand telephoned Rolpa's CDO Nawaraj Sapkota and inquired about the impact of landslides and floods caused by the rains, the ministry said. According to Sapkota, two people were killed and two others injured when a landslide destroyed Purna Bahadur Thapa's house in Bamla, Rolpa Municipality-10.
Similarly, Home Minister Khand telephoned Kali Prasad Parajuli, CDO of Kathmandu, to get information about the situation after overnight rains. According to Parajuli, 385 houses in the district have been inundated so far, 232 people have been rescued and one suspension bridge has been affected.
He also telephoned Dhundi Prasad Niraula, the CDO of Lalitpur to get information about the situation in Nakhu Prison. Home Minister Khand took the information after receiving reports that the inmates had chanted slogans against the guards at the jail on Sunday afternoon. CDO Niraula informed Minister Khand that the prisoners had chanted slogans against the guards and the situation had been normalised by reaching an agreement between the two groups overnight.
Likewise, the minister also called CDO Khagendra Prasad Rijal of Kailali, CDO of Banke Shivaram Gelal and CDO Prem Prasad Bhattarai of Bhaktapur. According to the minister's secretariat, the CODs informed about the situation in the district. He instructed the concerned authorities to provide relief and rescue to the people affected by the natural calamities using available resources.
The minister was informed by CDO of Morang Koshahari Niraula about the death of Bhim Kamat, who was in police custody in Morang on charges of drug abuse and died on the way to the hospital after falling sick.
A version of this article appears in the print on September 7 2021, of The Himalayan Times.