KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has directed the officials concerned to provide relief to the families of the three people who died due to strong winds in the Terai and the people affected by the snowfall in the high hilly and mountainous districts.
The home minister has directed Joint Secretary Pradip Kumar Koirala, chief of the Disaster and Conflict Management Division of the ministry and the chief district officers of two districts in the Tarai, eight districts in the mountainous and one assistant chief district officer to provide immediate relief to those affected by the snow and windstorm.
On Friday afternoon, Pratima Kumari, 8, daughter of Mahendra Sadaki and Arvind, 7, son of Chandra Shekhar Sadaka died after being struck by a tree that was uprooted by a strong wind at Sabaila Municipality-12, Danusha. Home Minister Khand this morning instructed Assistant Chief District Officer Pradarshani Kumari and District Police Chief Basanta Rajaure to make arrangements for the child's funeral and other necessary relief.
Similarly, 45-year-old Fulmatiya Devi, wife of Ram Mangal Rai, was killed when a mud house collapsed in Budhimai Municipality-1 of Rautahat on Friday. The home minister directed Chief District Officer of Rautahat Krishna Bahadur Shahi and Superintendent of Police Binod Ghimire to provide necessary relief to the family.
The home minister has instructed Koirala to provide relief to those affected by the snowstorm and cold wave in the Himalayan district and Terai even on Saturday.
Likewise, Minister Khand instructed chief district officers Dirgharaj Upadhyay (Darchula), Bijaya Kumari Prasai (Jumla), Ganesh Acharya (Humla), Shankar Hari Acharya (Gorkha), Umesh Pandey (Taplejung), Ganesh Bahadur Shahi (Solukhumbu), Dilkumar Tamang (Okhaldhunga) and Phanindra Dahal (Khotang) to get involved in the management of the affected people.