Kathmandu, August 12
The Nepali Army has deployed its units for relief and rescue work in flood and landslide affected districts.
The NA has also kept two outboard motors and one rubber boat with 100 soldiers on standby at Tribhuvan International Airport for relief and rescue mission.
The NA issued a press release saying that its units were deployed to carry out relief and rescue operations in flood-affected districts of Taplejung, Panchthar, Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Sindhuli, Chitwan and Banke.
The NA said it had directed Eastern Division Headquarters to carry out relief and rescue operation in Morang district.
The NA also deployed its personnel in Sunsari district after it received report that flooding had killed four persons and inundated 400 houses. The NA said that it also used its helicopter from Itahari-based Eastern Division Headquarters to rescue people.
Army personnel from NA’s Mid-Division Headquarters rescued one landslide victim alive in Kamalamai Municipality of Sindhuli district and retrieved the bodies of four persons who were buried by landslides.
According to the release, the NA has deployed its army personnel from North-Western Division Headquarters to carry out relief and rescue operation in Banke district. The NA also deployed its Surkhet based MI- 17 helicopters for relief and rescue work.
A version of this article appears in print on August 13, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.