Heavy storm lashes Bara and Parsa , kills at least 27
By A Staff Reporter
Kathmandu,April 1: A late-evening storm in Bara and Parsa districts has killed at least 27 people and injured more than 600, according to government sources.
The Ministry of Home Affairs said the fierce storm uprooted the chimney of a brick kiln and overturned a moving vehicle, killing five people.
The National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) of the ministry said rescue and relief services were mobilised in the area. More details were awaited.
Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli has ordered security personnel to do everything possible to save lives and extended his sorrow over the sudden disaster and offered condolences over the death of the people in it.
“It is learnt that a strong wind and storm has caused an unimaginable loss in some places of Bara and Parsa districts. I express my deep sorrow over the sudden loss,” Prime Minister Oli said in a Tweet. “Security personnel have already been mobilised in the area and they have been instructed to seriously engage in the rescue and relief operations and not allow any lapses to happen in the treatment of those injured in the incident.”
Prime Minister Oli has stated in a tweet that helicopters are put under ready position to make rescue and relief works from Monday morning. He further said that night vision helicopter is ready to operate immediately if provided by weather conditions. He urged party cadres to cooperate with security personnel in rescue and relief operations.