PM Oli reaches out to storm survivors in Bara

Kathmandu, April 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has reached out to the survivors of the Sunday storm in Bara district. At least 27 people were killed and over 100 others were injured when a massive storm hit some areas of Bara and Parsa districts on Sunday evening. 

On the occasion, PM Oli directed the local administration to provide prompt rescue and relief efforts to the victims, said PM Oli's press coordinator Chetan Adhikari. Chief district officer Rajesh Poudel briefed PM Oli on the situation there. PM Oli, who is on his visit to reach out to the storm survivors and inquire about the situation, reached Bara after inspecting the disaster-hit Parsa district.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli (front, black cap) visits Birgunj based Narayani Hospital to inspect treatment of the survivors of the storm, Apr 1, 2019.

The total 27 people were killed in the disaster that occurred around 8 pm on Sunday, said Poudel. Kalaiya sub metropolitan city, Mahagadhimai and Pacharauta municipalities, Prasauni, Feta, Subarna and Parawani rural municipalities have been hit hard.

Meanwhile, Nepal Communist Party has committed donation of one day's salary of its lawmakers to the storm survivors in relief. PM Oli, who is also chairperson of the NCP, urged party leaders and cadres to involve in rescue and relief distribution efforts.

PM at Kalaiya Hospital 

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli met with people who were injured in Sunday's rainstorm and undergoing treatment at the Kalaiya hospital. He inquired about the health condition of 49 storm survivors at the hospital and urged the authorities concerned to make every possible arrangement for their treatment.

On the occasion, Dr Sachendra Kumar Yadav apprised the Prime Minister of the health condition of those admitted at the hospital. He was accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Upendra Yadav and Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa.

Following the visit, the team led by the Prime Minister left for Birgunj to meet with the injured at the Narayan Sub-regional hospital. 

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