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3 killed, 4 missing in Lamjung floods, landslides

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LAMJUNG — At least three people killed and four others have gone missing after multiple landslides and flood triggered by incessant rainfall since Tuesday in various areas across Lamjung district.

The deceased have been identified as 60-year-old Abhirupa Thapa and her grandson 10-year-old Sirak Thapa of Marshyangdi Rural Municipality, according to Chief District Officer Jhanka Nath Dhakal.

Critically injured in the incident, the duo breathed their last while being rushed to a health post in Khudi for treatment, according to police.

Likewise, two people have gone missing in a landslide which occurred in the rural municipality. Local Lalit Maya Gurung and an unidentified person were swept by a landslide which also engulfed a house while injuring three others, according to Deputy Chief of the rural municipality Hom Bahadur BK informed that.

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Similarly, flash flood in Dordi River swept Baliram Chaudary (28) and laxman Tharu (22), both workers at under construction Dordi Hydro-power Project in Besi Sahar, informed Deputy Superintendent of Police Yadav Dhakal.

Likewise, another person, Bishnukali Gurung, 40, died after being hit by a stone that rolled down following a landslide. The incident occurred while he was grazing the cattle. Locals took him to his home but breathed his last at around 7 pm.

Similarly, two youths have been swept away by the Marsyangdi River. They were working at the power house of Dordikhola Hydropower Project at Ramchokbesi in Besisahar-11.

Police said that Baliram Chaudhary, 30, and Laxman Tharu, 22, were swept away by the flooded Marsyangdi River. The flood has also damaged under construction hydropower projects.

Meanwhile, floods and landslides triggered by incessant rainfall swept away two persons in Arkhalebesi, locals said.

Local Jagat Gurung said that Lalitmaya Gurung,70, was swept away by a landslide while he was staying at his house at Arkhalebesi in Marsyangdi Rural Municipality-3.

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Japan to provide Rs 356 million for food assistance in Nepal

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KATHMADNU— The Government of Japan has agreed to provide grant assistance of 350 million Yen equivalent to about Rs 356 million to Nepal for carrying out food assistance programme.

The signing of Exchange of Notes towards this end was held on the witness of the foreign ministers of Nepal and Japan.

Ambassador of Nepal to Japan Prativa Rana and Ambassador of Japan to Nepal Mr Masamichi Saigo, on Monday signed the Exchange of Notes on behalf of their respective governments.

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The signing ceremony was held after the bilateral meeting between foreign ministers of both countries–Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and Taro Kano– at Ikura House, Tokyo, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

The assistance aims to support the Government of Nepal to implement the Food Assistance Program to ensure food security to the Nepali people.

The assistance from Japan will enable Nepal governmnet to procure rice and supply it to needy people.

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