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Jajarkot earthquake: Karnali govt says, death toll reaches 138

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal taking Jajarkot earthquake victims for treatment, 2023. (Photo: PMO)

Surkhet, Nov 4: The death toll in the Jajarkot earthquake has reached 138. The facilities combine the numbers from Jajarkot and Rukum Paschim districts which are hit hard in the disaster.

Minister for Law and Spokesperson of the Karnali Province government, Krishna Bahadur GC, informed that 100 people lost lives in Jajarkot. Among them, 70 are women and 30 men. Similarly, fatalities in Rukum Paschim reached 38- 19 male and female each.

The number of people injured in the disasters are- 81 in Jajarkot, 72 in Rukum Paschim, three each in Jumla and Dailekh and one in Salyan.

Those injured in the disaster are receiving treatment in the health facilities of Jajarkot, Rukum Paschim and Banke districts. However, detailed information is being collected.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ along with ministers and leaders reached the earthquake-hit areas and met with the disaster survivors.