Published On: April 1, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica | @RepublicaNepal
A 30-knot wind storm known as gale, probably the first in Nepal, hit Bara and Parsa districts killing 28 and injuring over 500 people, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. At 30 knots, gale, a classification of wind speed according to the Beaufort scale, blows at 15 meters per second or 55.56 kilometers per hour. According to the BBC Weather Forecast, the similar weather pattern is likely to reoccur on the lower and Eastern belt until tomorrow evening – a weather pattern that Nepal’s DHM has verified.
Twenty-five among those killed when a massive storm struck several villages of Bara and Parsa districts on Sunday evening have been identified. Of the deceased in Bara, 10 were women, 11 men, and five children. One man was killed in Parsa.
An emergency meeting of the Province 2 government has decided to provide Rs 300,000 to the families of those killed in the massive storm that struck several villages in Bara and Parsa district. The provincial government has also appealed for a disaster relief fund under the chief minister's office. Individuals can support the disaster by donating at:
Rastriya Banijya Bank
Account Number: 1220-503-000-000
Account: Miscellaneous (Province No. 2 Financial Comptroller Office)
The ruling Nepal Communist Party parliamentarians will donate their one day's salary to raise funds for the storm-affected families in Bara and Parsa, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. PM Oli said that the government would leave no stone unturned to carry out rescue and relief efforts. PM met injured people to take the stock of their health condition during his visit to Kalaiya Hospital.
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