Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand has directed the home administration to do its best in rescue efforts and provide treatment for those injured in a blast at Ranabada of Tilagufa Municipality-10 in Kalikot district. Saving the lives of citizens is the main responsibility of the state, the Ministry stated.
Following the direction, a helicopter of the Nepal Army reached Kalikot and rescued the injured people to Surkhet, said Chief District Officer, Surkhet, Ram Hari Sharma.
An improvised explosive device went off after children hurled stones at it while playing, leaving one dead and injuring four others, he said. The incident took plat at 8 am today.
Four-year-old Jharana Thapa of Tilagufa Municipality-10 was injured in the explosion and died in course of treatment, he said.
Four others seriously injured identified as seven-year-old Kamal Thapa, five-year-old Muskan Thapa, three-year-old Sapana Thapa and four-year-old Saraswati Rana, all of the municipality—are receiving treatment at various hospitals, said the local administration. The police and Army have launched investigations. (RSS)