August 15, 2017 03:55 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, August 15: Home Minister Janardan Sharma has said that a total of 111 people have so far lost their lives in recent landslides and floods in Tarai-Madhes district including Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Siraha, Saptari, Rautahat, Kalali, Parsa, Banke and Dang.
Briefing today's meeting of the Legislature-Parliament, Home Minister Sharma said that 80 per cent territory of these districts and thousands of houses have been inundated, 35 have gone missing and thousands of people have been displaced from flood.
He said that relief materials are being distributed at inundated areas from helicopter.
Saying the government has also started distributing Rs 200,000 to each family of those killed in landslide and Rs 10,000 for maintenance of the damaged house, the Home Minister clarified that flood and landslide victims would be rehabilitated by Wednesday.
Minister Sharma said that the government has mobilized doctors on the basis of the population of the areas not to let spread the infection of the disease and started to collect details of damaged physical infrastructures. RSS