In a devastating earthquake that struck Jajarkot, a hilly district of Karnali Province on Friday night, Nepal’s Ministry of Home Affairs has confirmed the loss of 138 lives. The dire situation unfolded at an emergency meeting held at the Ministry of Home Affairs in Singha Durbar on Saturday morning.
The earthquake’s impact has been felt across multiple districts, with the Home Ministry reporting that 138 people lost their lives in two of the most affected areas – Jajarkot and Rukum West. Additionally, 231 individuals have sustained injuries and are currently receiving medical treatment at various hospitals.
In response to this calamity, the emergency meeting has taken proactive steps to provide immediate assistance. The Home Ministry has pledged financial support, allocating Rs 50 million to the district disaster funds of both Jajarkot and Rukum West. This financial aid is intended to aid in the ongoing rescue efforts, provide relief to those affected, and support the rehabilitation of earthquake victims.
Nepal is now mobilizing resources and personnel to manage the aftermath of this tragic earthquake, uniting in efforts to provide assistance to those affected and to ensure the safety and well-being of the affected communities.