POKHARA, May 11: The Kaski District Natural Disaster Rescue Committee has put the material loss of Saturday´s Seti flashflood at around Rs 50 million. A meeting of the committee on Sunday had formed a team and sent them to field.
The preliminary study of the committee showed that properties worth Rs 49.62 were destroyed by the flood including houses, domestic goods, water supply pipes, vehicles and other goods, Chief District Officer (CDO) Chet Nath Bhattarai said sharing the findings of the preliminary report.
A dozen houses, three suspension bridges and two kilometers of road have been destroyed. Likewise, 144 ropanis of land, including maize crop in around 100 ropanis, was swept away by the flood.
CDO Bhattarai said each of 30 affected families have received food grains, clothes and other relief materials worth Rs 8,000 from district Red Cross, while 15 families have received Rs 25,000 each as cremation expenses from the District Administration Office.
Similarly the District Development Committee has given Rs 5,000 each to five injured persons. Bhattarai also revealed that Rs 2.5 million has been received from the center on Thursday for distribution among flood victims.
The committee´s recommendations include continuation of search for the missing persons, collection and distribution of relief materials by a single body, reopening of schools and arrangements of proper care of orphans.
It has also recommended for repair and construction of three damaged suspension bridges and precautionary measures to prevent outbreak of communicable diseases in the area.
The preliminary report put the human casualities of the flood at 28 and said that at least 42 persons were still missing.