Jajarkot earthquake : 133 die, 185 get injury

  कार्तिक १८, २०८०

Kathmandu, Nov 4 : The death toll in the Jajarkot earthquake has reached 133. The fatalities are from Jajarkot and Rukum Paschim districts combined.

Similarly, 185 people are reported injured in the disaster.

Information to this was shared by the Deputy Inspector General of the Armed Police Force, Shailendra Thapa. He informed that fatalities reached 95 in Jajarkot and 38 in Rukum Paschim.

Efforts are ongoing to ferry the injured ones to different cities including Nepalgunj for treatment. They are being airlifted by Nepal Army helicopters.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ reached the quake-affected areas early morning. He reached there with doctors’ team and relief materials.

The staffs of Nepal Army, Nepal Police, and Armed Police Force have been engaging with the rescue operation and relief distribution. More than 1,500 security persons have been mobilized for it.

Similarly, Nepal Army has used five helicopters and a plane for the rescue operation and relief distribution in the quake-hit areas.

Nepal Army Spokesperson Brigadier General Krishna Prasad Bhandari informed that 33 injured ones from Jajarkot and Rukum Paschim districts were airlifted to Nepalgunj by Nepal Army helicopters. For the rescue and relief distribution, even the teams of medicos are being sent. (RSS)

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