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Five persons killed in earthquake in Rukum

Published Date : November 4, 2023

Triveni (Rukum West), Nov 4: Five people have died and 10 others were injured in the earthquake that occurred last night in Sani Bheri Rural Municipality of Rukum West.

Among those killed in the earthquake with epicentre in Ramidada of Jajarkot are 12-year-old Manisha Pariyar, of Ward No. 2 Pariyar Tole, 31-year-old Dhanavir Pun of Ward No. 1 Chinabagar, 28-year-old Chumrima Pun of the same ward, eight-year-old Yamaraj Pun and two-year-old Sitam Pun, according to Police Inspector Dharmendra Khadka, information officer of District Police Office Rukum West office.

Acting Chief Administrative Officer of Chaurjahari Municipality Sher Prasad Dhakal said that those injured in the earthquake in the Municipality are being rescued and there are no human casualties.

Athabiscot municipality of the district is reported to have suffered huge human casualty, but police have said that the number of people who have died has not been confirmed yet.

Earthquake in Jajarkot: 37 dead, hundreds injured

Jajarkot, Nov 4: The death toll in last night’s earthquake in Jajarkot alone has reached 37. Hundreds of others are suspected to have been injured in the quake, said Chief District Officer Suresh Sunar.

The deceased include 27 women and 10 men. The earthquake has severely hit Bheri, Nalgad, Kushe, Barekot and Chedagad in the district. All the security forces in the district have been mobilized in the search and rescue work, said CDO Sunar.

Among the dead also includes Deputy Mayor of Nalgad Municipality Sarita Singh, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police of Jajarkot Santosh Rokka.

An earthquake measuring 6.4 in the Richter scale occurred at 11:47 pm on Friday, with Ramidanda of Jajarkot as the epicenter.

President’s appeal for rescue and relief of earthquake survivors

Kathmandu, Nov 4: President Ramchandra Paudel has expressed saddened over the loss of human lives and property in the earthquake that took place in Jajarkot and Rukum West last night.

            According to the Office of the President, he has appealed to the government and all concerned to ensure effective rescue and relief work in the quake-affected areas.

            An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred on Friday night with its epicenter at Ramidanda in Barekot Rural Municipality-1 of Jajarkot.

PM Dahal leaves left for quake-affected areas with health workers and essential supplies

Kathmandu, Nov 4: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has left for the earthquake-affected areas with health workers and essential supplies.

The Prime Minister has left for the affected areas with a medical team including 16 members of the Nepali Army and necessary materials for the rescue, search and relief of the earthquake survivors, according to the Prime Minister’s Press Advisor Govinda Acharya.

 Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Shakti Bahadur Basnet and former Finance Minister Janardan Sharma have also gone to the affected areas to coordinate rescue and relief efforts. Minister Basnet is an MP elected from Jajarkot and Sharma from Rukum West.

 Meanwhile, Prime Minister Dahal has said that he is deeply saddened by the loss of human lives and physical property in 6.4 magnitude earthquake that took place at 11:47 pm on Friday night with its epicenter at Ramidanda of Jajarkot.

Appealing everyone concerned to help with the rescue and relief efforts, Prime Minister Dahal has said that all the three security agencies have been mobilized for the immediate search and rescue of those injured in the quake.

 According to the Prime Minister’s Secretariat, additional security personnel from all three agencies from neighboring districts including Surkhet have been mobilized in search and rescue of the quake survivors.

Deuba for immediate rescue and relief in quake-affected areas

Kathmandu, Nov 4: President of Nepali Congress and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed sadness over the report of massive loss of life and property in Jajarkot and Rukum West due to the earthquake last night.

In his social media account, leader Deuba has requested the government to immediately send rescue teams to the affected areas and provide medical treatment facilities to the injured, and humanitarian aid to the needy.

At this difficult hour, the NC President has instructed all the party members to join in search, rescue and relief in the earthquake affected areas.

Earthquake update: 128 dead in Jajarkot and Rukum West

Kathmandu, Nov 4: A total of 128 people have been reported dead in Jajarkot and Rukum West in the earthquake that took place last night. So far, 155 people have been found injured in both districts.

According to Deputy Superintendent of Police of Armed Police Force Central Office, Shailendra Thapa, 92 people have died and 70 people were injured in Jajarkot. Similarly, 36 people died and 85 people were injured due to the quake in Rukum West.

Meanwhile, a team of 67 APF personnel under the leadership of DSP Bikash Thapa has been deployed from Ashram Battalion in Jajarkot to search and rescue the earthquake survivors. Similarly, a team of 24 members under the leadership of Armed Police Inspector Jhakku Prasad Sharma from No. 47 Battalion in Rukum West and 11 under the leadership of Sub-Inspector Bal Bahadur Thapa have deployed, said Thapa.

Likewise, the spokesperson of the Nepali Army, Krishna Prasad Bhandari, shared that the Nepali Army personnel have been deployed for rescue and relief work in the earthquake-affected areas of Jajarkot and Rukum West.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred at 11:47 pm on Friday, with its epicentre in Ramidanda in Barekot Rural Municipality-1 of Jajarkot.

Leader Oli urges for rescue and treatment of injured

Kathmandu, Nov 4: Chairperson of CPN (UML) KP Sharma Oli has requested everyone to work for the search, rescue and treatment of those injured in last night’s earthquake.

Taking to his social media account, leader Oli has noted that there is a great need for rescue work and medical workers who can provide immediate treatment to the injured. “It is time for those outside the earthquake-affected areas to help and for those there to be patient and careful,” he has said.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 occurred at 11:47 pm on Friday, with its epicentre in Ramidanda in Barekot Rural Municipality-1 of Jajarkot.

Jajarkot Earthquake: Three injured air lifted to Surkhet for treatment

Tribeni (Rukum West), Nov 4: Three people from Aathbiskot Municipality, who were injured in the earthquake, have been airlifted to Surkhet Provincial Hospital by a helicopter for treatment.

They were sent to Surkhet for treatment this morning on a Nepali army helicopter. Acting Chief Administrative Officer of the Municipality, Maniraj Shah, said. The helicopter had arrived at Aathbiskot Municipality with health workers and medical supplies.

Meanwhile, 62 injured are undergoing treatment at the municipal hospital in Radi. A team of three health workers, including a doctor from Surkhet, are serving the injured at the hospital, Shah said.

More than 50 people have been found dead in wards No. 11, 12, 13 and 14 of the municipality so far.

Team with doctors sent for the earthquake-affected area

Kathmandu, Nov 4: The government has sent a team of 41 health workers including specialist doctors to the earthquake-affected districts of Jajarkot and Rukum West.

The team consists of 16 personnel from Nepal Military Hospital, 11 from Nepal Police Hospital, eight from Armed Police Hospital and six doctors and nurses from Bir Hospital, according to Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population, Dr Prakash Budhathoki.

The medical team will add to the human resource at the district hospitals with arrangements to carry out surgeries. “We will send more personnel from the center as needed,” Dr Budhathoki said.

Prime Minister Dahal in Jajarkot

Jajarkot, Nov 4: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has arrived in the earthquake affected district of Jajarkot.

Prime Minister Dahal arrived here this morning along with medical personnel and essential materials and is taking stock of the damage caused by Friday night’s earthquake.

He also met with the injured at Jajarkot hospital and talked to the relatives of the victims.

The Prime Minister is accompanied by Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Shakti Bahadur Basnet.

Saving lives of injured first responsibility: DPM Khadka

Kathmandu, Nov 4: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Purna Bahadur Khadka has said that saving the lives of people injured in the earthquake is the first priority for the government.

Speaking to media persons at Surkhet Airport this morning, Deputy Prime Minister Khadka stated that the first responsibility now is to protect the lives of the injured and said that all resources and facilities have been mobilized for it.

Also Defense Minister, Khadka shared that three helicopters including a sky truck and a Mi-17 helicopter of the Nepali Army are being used for search, rescue and relief operations from Kathmandu. “Our first priority is to rescue the injured and take them to the nearest hospital”, he said, “All the security personnel including the Nepali Army have been mobilized for rescue and relief work.”

India stands in solidarity with Nepal, says Modi

Kathmandu, Nov 4: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed deep sadness by loss of lives and property due to the earthquake in western Nepal.

“India stands in solidarity with the people of Nepal and is ready to extend all possible assistance,” the Indian Prime Minister has said in his tweet,” Our thoughts are with the bereaved families and we wish the injured a quick recovery.”

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