The U.S. Embassy in Nepal expressed its deep sorrow and concern for the lives lost in the devastating earthquake that struck the Jajarkot and Rukum West regions of Nepal.
In a message posted on X (formerly Twitter), the embassy stated, “The United States Embassy in Nepal is deeply saddened to learn of the lives lost in the earthquake in Jajarkot & Rukum West, Nepal. The U.S. stands ready to assist as Nepal recovers from this terrible earthquake.”
The earthquake, which occurred in Jajarkot, a hilly district of Karnali Province, on Friday night, has taken a heavy toll on the region. The Nepal government has confirmed that a total of 138 people have lost their lives in this tragic natural disaster.
These statistics were presented at an emergency meeting held at the Ministry of Home Affairs in Singha Durbar on Saturday morning. The Home Ministry has reported that 138 people lost their lives in two districts, Jajarkot and Rukum West, as a result of the earthquake. In addition to the tragic loss of life, 231 individuals have been injured and are currently receiving medical treatment at various hospitals.
U.S. Ambassador Dean R. Thompson has also expressed his heartfelt condolences in a statement posted on X, saying, “I express my deepest condolences to the families who have lost loved ones in the earthquake in Jajarkot & Rukum West, Nepal. The U.S. stands ready to assist as Nepal recovers from this tragic earthquake.”
The U.S. Embassy in Nepal has also extended its support to American citizens who may require assistance in the aftermath of the earthquake. American citizens in Nepal are encouraged to contact the American Citizens Services team at [email protected] and +977 01-423-4000 for any necessary assistance during this challenging time.
The United States Embassy’s pledge of assistance reflects a commitment to stand by Nepal as the nation works towards recovery and relief efforts following this catastrophic event.