As many as 80 people have gone missing in the Melamchi River due to incessant rains. According to Prakash Sapkota, spokesperson of the District Police Office, Sindhupalchowk, 16 people have been confirmed missing and the body of a man has been found. Another 15 people are still missing.
Three Nepal Army helicopters have arrived in the district today for management and rescue. The Ministry of Home Affairs has managed food, tents, tents and sleeping bags. Minister for Health and Population Sher Bahadur Tamang has discussed with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli for further rescue and relief.
Also, Silk Group’s food aid to flood victims in Sindhupalchowk
The Silk Group has provided food aid to the locals of Melamchi area of Sindhupalchowk affected by the floods after incessant rains.
The Silk Group has donated 200 bags of rice on the initiative of Agni Prasad Sapkota, Speaker of the House of Representatives and People’s Representative of Sindhupalchowk. On the occasion, Speaker Sapkota handed over the rice received through Silk Transport to Melamchi-Indravati Area Natural Disaster Management Main Committee Coordinator Krishna Gopal Tamang.
The food grains were delivered to Melamchi by the Silk Group. Food has been delivered to the affected areas today. Silk Group is also providing 100 tripods and mattresses to the flood victims. Chairman of the Silk Group, Ramesh Sherpa, informed that the tripod and mattress at Tatopani customs were for Melamchi. The Silk Group, which is involved in cross-border trade in the Himalayas, has been assisting the people affected by natural calamities before.
Silk Group has been active in Nepal-China trade through the northern border, especially the Tatopani border. The Silk Group had imported 14,000 cylinders from China during the second wave of corona virus when there was a severe shortage of oxygen cylinders in Nepal.
One person has died in floods in Helambu and Melamchi areas of Sindhupalchowk on Tuesday evening after three days of incessant rains. According to the local administration, dozens of people have gone missing due to the floods. Along with Speaker Sapkota, Minister for Health and Population Sher Bahadur Tamang reached the affected areas and engaged in rescue, management and relief distribution. The floods have inundated most areas of Melamchi market.