Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba today pledged to provide relief to flood and landslide victims in the east.

Speaking at a programme in Itahari, Sunsari, Deuba, who came to take stock of the damage caused by the unseasonal rainfall, assured that the government would provide flood and landslide victims with relief at any cost.

"Unseasonal rainfall has caused massive damage to life and property. So, the government will provide the victims with relief even if we have to seek the assistance from donors," Deuba added.

Deuba thanked the personnel of Nepal Police, APF and Nepali Army for their speedy rescue operations.

"The government will form mid-term and long-term plans to tackle the problems caused by flood and landslide," he stated. Saptari CDO and Secretary at the Province 1 Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law had briefed Prime Minister Deuba about the damage caused by floods.

Though Deuba was scheduled to inspect flood-affected districts of Ilam and Panchtahr, he returned to the capital without visiting these places.

A version of this article appears in the print on October 25, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.