New mother dies of cold in quake-hit Jajarkot

JAJARKOT, Nov 27:  A new mother died of cold in Jajarkot district on Sunday night.

The deceased has been identified as Sharmila Chadara, 25, of Nalgad municipality-8 in Jajarkot district. 

She was living with her one-month-old infant under a tarpaulin sheet after her house was damaged by the earthquake, said the chairperson of Nalgad-8, Tej Bahadur Singh.  

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale with its epicentre at Ramidanda of Jajarkot district occurred on November 3 where 154 people lost their lives and 346 were injured. 

Similarly, 26,557 private houses were completely damaged and 35,455 houses suffered partial damages from the earthquake.

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