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Lawmakers demand immediate rescue for snowfall victims

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nowstorm that hit Manag, Myagdi and Mustang districts.
nowstorm that hit Manag, Myagdi and Mustang districts.

Kathmandu, 16 Oct 2014: Lawmakers representing various political parties, seeking time in today’s meeting of the Legislature-Parliament, drew an attention of the government towards immediate rescue and search for those killed and went missing in the recent snowstorm that hit Manag, Myagdi and Mustang districts.

Nepali Congress Romi Gauchan Thakali urged the government to pay a heed towards immediate rescue and search for those who lost their live to disasters and have gone missing in the incidents triggered by unexpected off-season rainfall on October 13 and 14.

Likewise, Bir Bahadur Balayar many tourists faced unnatural death in blizzard as they were not given pre-warning about the disaster by the government.  He demanded the government   equip the Annapurna Trekking Rout with the ‘weather information center’ to avert human casualties from the natural disasters in the days ahead.

CPN (UML)’s Shreemaya Thakali said unnatural  human casualties in the tourist destinations cause negative impact on tourism sector and the government should be aware of this fact.

UCPN (M) Hitraj Pandey argued deaths of many tourists in mountainous trekking routes were  a result of the lack of pre information about weather. He demanded the government intensify the rescue and search operations for the victims.

Lawmaker Resham Bahadur  Lama sought government’s attention towards the conservation of the Bouddha area listed in the UN World Heritage List.

Lawmakers Lal Bahadur Raut and Brijesh Kumar Gupta expressed their concerns over ‘ prison administration  discriminatory treatment’ to Dr CK Raut who is presently in police detention.

Dil Bahadur Nepali demanded the data and exact number of foreign tourists and Nepali tourist guides affected by the recent snowfall in  Manang, Mustang and Myagdi districts.

Lawmaker Pemba Lama demanded the government inform the parliament about the details of human casualties and damaged caused by the recent avalanche in these districts.

Source:RSS

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