Biratnagar Metropolis to provide relief to fire victims


By Sachin Pokharel, Biratnagar, Dec.8: The Biratnagar Metropolitan City will provide relief to families whose family member have lost their lives or sustained injury in a fire that broke out at a scrap warehouse in Saat Ghumti Road in Biratnagar Metropolitan City-7.  

Nagesh Koirala, Mayor of the Biratnagar Metropolitan City, said that relief will be provided from the Disaster Management Fund of the metropolis.

Each family, having fire-induced deaths, will receive a sum of Rs 1 lakh from the fund while those injured will receive Rs 50,000. 

The scarp warehouse that was being run by Dukha Mandal caught fire on Wednesday afternoon causing human causalities of 40-year-old Deepak Mandal, 55-year-old Sushila Paswan, and 65-year-old Sunita Kamat. Sushila died on the spot Mandal died on the way to the hospital and Sunita died during treatment. 

Sunita Kamat aged 65, Rita Sardar, aged 60, Kishwor Paswan, aged 58, of Biratnagr-6, and Pinky Kamat, aged 30, of Katahari Rural Municipality, sustained injuries. They were airlifted to Kathmandu for further treatment on Wednesday evening, where, Sunita Kamat succumbed to her injuries. 

Biratnagar Metropolitan City has arranged to bring the body as well as arranged for the needed oxygen to fire victims receiving treatment in Kathmandu. 

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