1,523 blankets distributed to cold wave survivors in Saptari's Khadak Municipality

LAHAN: Khadak Municipality of Saptari on Friday distributed blankets to cold wave affected communities and also arranged firewood in all wards for protection from cold.

Municipality Mayor Hemayu Haq on Friday distributed 1,523 pieces of blankets to cold wave survivors through concerned ward chairpersons.

The Municipality had arranged for 1,000 pieces of blankets for disadvantaged community from its internal fund while Red Cross Society, District Disaster Relief Committee, Bible Society, and Amnesty International Nepal had provided its support for another 523 blankets.

Likewise, the Municipality on Friday had also arranged firewood for the disadvantaged community in all wards to be sheltered against the biting cold.

According to the District Police Office, Saptari, the cold wave that has been continuously taking place for the past three weeks has so far claimed 19 lives.