|Urgent Report from Supporting Members of the Asian Disaster Reduction Center|
- Information from ADRC Counterpart in Nepal (Mr. Lekh Nath Pokharel, Department of Narcotics Control and Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs, His Majesty;s Government of Nepal)
On 27th June 2001, 28 people died by huge
landslide in Dhading district at Satyadevi village development committee,
the middle region of the kingdom.Three of them from the same family were
found buried under rubbles of a house, which was hit by the sudden land
slide, while five others were swept away by the swollen Kalchet river and
the rest others are buried under the debries.
After receiving information of the fatal incident, immediately a rescue team
led by Minister of State for Home Affairs, Members of Parliament of Dhading
1 and 2 constituencies,respectively, Chief District Officer (CDO) of Dhading
district, and police officials visited the site by helicopter yesterday
The rescue team provided with Nepalese Rs 250 thousand to the victim
families as immediate relief from the District Disaster Relief fund.Rs
10,000 was provided to the relatives of each of the dead bodies' families,
according to our norms.We have heartly expressed deep sorrow over the tragic
demise of such a large number of people in a single natural disaster.
On 28th June, 2001,the regular Central Disaster Relief Committee meeting was
held under the chairmanship of Deputy Prime Minister took stock of the
natural disaster that occurred during the previous years and assessed the
rescue operations carried out in the past.The meeting also held discussions
on the ways to reduction natural disasters likely to occur in the future.
The meeting has decided to make all disaster related government agencies
fully prepared to cope with any impending natural disasters.