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Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota expresses condolence to Sindhupalchowk, Nepal landslide victims

A landslide that occurred on Friday morning destroyed 37 houses while 38 individuals were buried. The rescue teams retrieved 11 dead bodies while others are still missing.
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KATHMANDU:- Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota has expressed heartfelt condolence to those who succumbed to the landslide that occurred at Lidi of Jugal Rural Municipality-2 in Sindhupalchowk.

In a message Friday, Sapkota also expressed deep sympathies with the bereaved families. A landslide that occurred on Friday morning destroyed 37 houses while 38 individuals were buried. The rescue teams retrieved 11 dead bodies while others are still missing. Speaker Sapkota on Friday visited the landslide-hit area. According to Speaker Sapkota’s press coordinator Shreedhar Neupane, five injured people were rushed to Chautara and Kathmandu for treatment while the locals had shared their woes to the Speaker. The search for the missing people is ongoing by the teams of security personnel and locals. On the occasion, Speaker Sapkota assured the locals of search and rehabilitation works.

He has also appealed to the entire dwellers in the district to remain alert as such natural disaster could repeat in the district that was worst hit by the Gorkha Earthquake in 2015. Furthermore, the Speaker stated that he was saddened by the demise of six members of a family from the landslides that occurred last night at Mahawai Rural Municipality in Kalikot district and one individual in Makawanpur district. Speaker Sapkota has also wished for the speedy recovery of all people receiving treatment in different hospitals after getting hurt from the landslides in Sindhupalchowk, Kalikot, and Makawanpur. Meanwhile, Chief Minister of the Bagmati State Dormani Poudel has expressed deep sorrow over the losses of human lives from a landslide at Lidi in Sindhupalchowk district. In a message Friday, he pledged to supply relief materials to the people at landslide-hit areas.

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