Government to provide Rs 200,000 per each quake dead as immediate relief

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: The government has decided to provide Rs 200,000 per person who died due to the earthquake that struck Jajarkot on Friday night.

A meeting of the Council of Ministers held at Singha Durbar this morning decided on it, said government spokesperson and Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Rekha Sharma. She said this assistance is the first phase of immediate relief.

Similarly, she said the Cabinet paid tribute to the deceased persons and decided to expedite the rescue and relief works and to provide free medical treatment to those injured in the earthquake.

One hundred and fifty-seven people lost their lives in Jajarkot and Rukum West districts as a 6.4 magnitude earthquake with epicentre in Jajarkot hit the districts.

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