Jajarkot, March 26

Locals in Jajarkot district expressed concern saying the government has not paid attention to the families of those killed in the bus accident in Khalanga on March 9.

Twenty-seven people were killed and 35 others were injured in the accident. Family members of the victims said the state was yet to fulfil its pledges.

They said that a meeting held under the chairmanship of Chief District Officer Krishna Chandra Poudel had decided to form a high-level investigation committee and provide Rs five lakh compensation to the victims’ families, the owner of the bus had also agreed to offer Rs one lakh to the victims’ families as expense for the final rites.

“However,19 days later, the agreements have yet to be implemented,” they added.

Meanwhile, CDO Poudel said that his office had informed the government through the Ministry of Home Affairs about the agreements, but the government has yet to respond.

CDO Poudel informed that preparations were under way to offer Rs 50,000 for final rites expenses.

According to District Police Office, Jajarkot, Laxmi Sunar, Gopal Sunar, Ram Bahadur Sunar, Kalpana Gandarbha, Rup Bahadur Nepali, Dhanapati Chadara and Ram Bahadur Tiruwa had received as much as Rs 50,000 as funeral rites expenses.