Victims to receive corrugated zinc sheets

CHITWAN: Various NGOs and individuals are all set to provide zinc sheets to victims of the earthquake, who were relocated to safer places, with the initiative of District Disaster Rescue Committee, Chitwan. “As many as 177 quake victims will receive zinc sheets,” said committee chairman also the CDO Binod Prakash Singh. He said he was committed to provide Rs 27 lakh to buy 360 bundles of zinc sheets. “But it is very difficult to buy them as zinc sheets are scarce in the market,” he added. Earlier, the committee had decided to relocate victims of hilly areas to safer places in the district. Singh said temporary settlements would be established with the help of security personnel, cadres of different political parties and locals after distributing zinc sheets.

Snakebite kills boy

DIPAYAL: A boy died after he was bitten by a snake at Ranaguan VDC, Doti on Sunday morning. The deceased has been identified as Dharme Luhar’s son Rakesh, 3. Police said that a snake bit him while he was playing in the yard of his house in the morning. Rakesh died on the way to the hospital, police said.

Probe sought

KATHMANDU: Maternal kin and friends of Latasa Karki, 26, who reportedly died after jumping off the second floor of a house in Greenland Chowk of Tokha on Wednesday, have demanded that police conduct free and fair investigation into the incident to establish the facts. They also staged protest in front of Metropolitan Police Circle, Maharajgunj to press for an all-out investigation. Karki, who was critically injured in the incident, died while being rushed to Grande International Hospital, Dhapasi. The married woman was living in the house as a tenant. Her maternal kin alleged that her death was suspicious.

Flights to resume

KHANIDANDA: With the completion of black topping at Khanidanda airport Khotang, airlines will be operating there. Nepal Airlines, Tara Air and Simrik Air are all set to conduct six flights every week. According to Durga Prasad Ghimire, Chairperson of Airport Construction Consumers’ Committee, this is the nearest airfield in the district from the district headquarters and airlines operators are going to launch the flights every day of the week except on Friday. It was possible to resume flights after the 590-metre long and 20-metre wide runway of the airport was black-topped. Other airlines operators also are preparing to fly there as the airport has been repaired. People of the district have been elated as regular flights will start operating.