Dadeldhura: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that relief would be provided to the flood and landslide survivors soon. He said so while speaking at his home district of Dadeldhura today, where he reached after carrying out onsite inspection of the damages caused by unprecedented rains in the hilly districts of Doti and Bajhang in the far west.
Heavy rains since Sunday have damaged property in various districts of the far west, destroying roads, houses, near-harvest paddy, livestock, as well as crops. On the occasion, Prime Minister Deuba, who was accompanied by the Finance Minister, was briefed by the local people’s representatives, chief district officer and journalists about the problems in the district, including the disaster-induced damages.
On the occasion, District Coordination Committee Chief Ganesh Raj Bhatta said two people have been killed and more than a dozen injured in three days of incessant rains in the district.
Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Deuba, who is visiting his home district for the first time since being appointed the Prime Minister, expressed grief over the damage caused by the natural disaster. He said that relief would be provided to the families who lost members and suffered injuries as well as financial losses.
Prime Minister Deuba reached Dadeldhura after inspecting Thalara, Chainpur of Bajhang, Dipayal of Doti and Dhungad of Baitadi. Prime Minister Deuba is now scheduled to visit Mahendranagar of Kanchanpur, Dodhara, Chandani and Dhangadhi of Kailali. He is scheduled to return to Kathmandu from Dhangadhi on Friday.
Thirty people have been killed and 24 are still missing in the far west due to floods and landslides triggered by incessant post-monsoon rains. Likewise, 16 people were injured, according to police.