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Initiation of insurance payouts to families of earthquake victims commences in Jajarkot

Khabarhub

December 6, 2023

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Initiation of insurance payouts to families of earthquake victims commences in Jajarkot

Earthquake damaged houses in Jajarkot/File photo.

JAJARKOT: The distribution of insurance amounts to the families of people killed in the earthquake that struck Jajarkot on November 3 has begun.

The amount has been handed to the families of 29 of the 56 people who were killed in the disaster in Nalgad Municipality, said Krishna Bahadur GC, spokesperson for the Karnali province government and the Minister for Internal Affairs and Law.

According to him, the amount has been distributed at the rate of Rs 200,000 per deceased. GC said that the insurance amount would be gradually distributed to the beneficiaries of all the municipalities in three or four days.

The provincial government had already brought a program of insuring against natural disasters the citizens domiciled in Karnali before this. The insurance amount has been distributed under this program.

More than 150 people were killed due to the earthquake in Jajarkot and Rukum West.

Minister GC is accompanied by Insurance Authority Karnali Province Chief Padam Sodari in the insurance amount distribution.

Meanwhile, the Karnali Province Government has decided to immediately start construction of the public structures damaged due to the earthquake.

Scores of public structures like roads, schools, health posts, and water supply and irrigation projects were damaged by the earthquake. It is said that these structures would be repaired from the one billion rupees the province government had earmarked for this purpose.

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