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Lawmakers demand expediting mitigation, rescue efforts for monsoon hazards

House of Representatives meeting, 2024.

Kathmandu, June 27: In a meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) today, lawmakers demanded the government expedite mitigation, relief, and rescue efforts in view of the monsoon hazards.

They expressed their concerns over the lives affected by incidents of landslides, floods, lightning, and inundation across the country.

Ishwari Devi Neupane demanded the government to ensure relief and rescue for the affected, accelerating the efforts to mitigate potential incidents.

Manbir Rai and Amanlal Modi were among those lawmakers expressing their concerns over these matters.

Amresh Kumar Singh said snapped electric capable in public have posed a grave threat to public, demanding the attention of the bodies concerned for the management.

Saying landslide and flood have caused loss of lives and property, lawmaker Ram Hari Khatiwada informed the House that flood and landslide have made loss of lives and property at different places of Okhaldhunga and the injured were airlifted to Katmandu and are receiving treatment.

He drew attention of the government towards disturbance of essential services including drinking water, electricity, internet and irrigation due to disaster related incidents.

Similarly, HoR member Man Bahadur Gurung through the House demanded to provide relief, compensation, and easy health treatment to victims as landslide, flood have caused loss of lives and property at different places of Kaski while lawmaker Urmila Majhi informed the House that six people of Lamjung lost their lives due to monsoon related disaster.

Likewise, lawmaker Kiran Sah drew attention of government and inline bodies for disaster management, asking the government to pay attention in risk reduction and preparedness.

Informing the House that 20 people were killed across the country due to rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday where more than 16 people were injured, lawmaker Abdul Khan demanded the government to conduct detailed investigation on the issue of rising anomalies in education sector.

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