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Lalbakaiya River boat capsize: Two bodies recovered

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LAHAN — Rescuers on Sunday have recovered the bodies of two people who went missing after the swollen Lalbakaiya River swept away a boat at Tikuliyaghat in Gaur Municipallity-4, Rauta-hat, on Saturday evening.

The bodies of Runa Devi Patel, 35, of Auraiya and Shanti Devi of Tikuliya, Gaur Municipallity-4 were found at Jamuwa Ghat of Shivghar District in India.

Three more people are still missing, according to the police.

The missing ones are Om Prakash Chandrabanshi, Indudevi Patel and Usma Patel, Superintendent of Police Kedar Dhakal said. Among them, Om Prakash was an assistant sailor.

24 people, including five women, survived the accident by swimming ashore and have come in contact with the local administration.

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The boat capsized at Tikuliyaghat of Gaur municipality-4 after hitting a pillar erected in course of the construction of a bridge over the Lal Bakaiya River as it was en route to Gaur from Aurhiya of Ishanath municipality. Twenty one were rescued alive.

The Nepal Police, Nepal Army, Indian Army and the locals continued combined search efforts for the search and rescue.

Lalbakaiya boat capsize: Two bodies recovered

LAHAN — Rescuers on Sunday have recovered the bodies of two people who went missing after the swollen Lalbakaiya River swept away a boat at Tikuliyaghat in Gaur Municipallity-4, Rauta-hat, on Saturday evening.

The bodies of Runa Devi Patel, 35, of Auraiya and Shanti Devi of Tikuliya, Gaur Municipallity-4 were found at Jamuwa Ghat of Shivghar District in India.

Three more people are still missing, according to the police.

The missing ones are Om Prakash Chandrabanshi, Indudevi Patel and Usma Patel, Superintendent of Police Kedar Dhakal said. Among them, Om Prakash was an assistant sailor.

24 people, including five women, survived the accident by swimming ashore and have come in contact with the local administration.

The boat capsized at Tikuliyaghat of Gaur municipality-4 after hitting a pillar erected in course of the construction of a bridge over the Lal Bakaiya River as it was en route to Gaur from Aurhiya of Ishanath municipality. Twenty one were rescued alive.

The Nepal Police, Nepal Army, Indian Army and the locals continued combined search efforts for the search and rescue.

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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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