Chandragiri Municipality to provide Rs 50,000 in relief to landslide victims

Published On: October 7, 2022 03:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Chandragiri Municipality will provide Rs 50,000 as immediate relief to the family of those killed in the landslide at Chandragiri Municipality-2. 

The succor means to cover expenditures on Kiriya (after-death rituals) for the dead, it has been said. Three persons of the same family died after their shelter was buried in a landslide at Chandragiri Municipality-2 last night. 

The landslide buried a Dhyan Kendra (meditation center) where they had been taking shelter, said the police. The Kendra is located near Deurali, on the way to Masine in Chandragiri Municipality-2. 

The deceased have been identified as 52-year-old Raju Shrestha, his wife Geeta Shrestha, 45, and their 18 months old daughter, Sarathi. All of them were originally from Dhulikhel Municipality-12 in Kavrepalanchowk district. The bodies were retrieved from the rubble and sent to the TU Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, for a post-mortem, said the locals.

Meanwhile, the municipality Mayor Ghanshyam Giri today morning inspected the incident site, and announced the succor to the victims. "Efforts are ongoing to clear the obstructed road so as to avert further losses by the landslide. The municipality has also created awareness in view of the possibility of further risks," he said. 

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