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Event: ST SEVERE LOCAL STORM
Number: 2019-000027
Country: NPL Nepal
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Date (YMD): 2019-3-31
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Information Source:IFRC, 3 Apr 2019
Comments: Sudden onset of strong windstorm hit several villages of Bara and Parsa district on 31 March 2019 evening. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, 27 people lost their lives when they buried under rubbles of houses or metal roofs that flung over the settlements. The preliminary NRCS rapid assessment report received from affected areas shows that more than 668 people have been injured, of which 342 are still under treatment in different hospitals of Bara and Parsa districts as of today. In addition, nine people are airlifted to Kathmandu for further medical assistance...According to NRCS district chapters'' initial report, more than 2,011 families (Approx. 12,000 people) are affected, as their houses are badly damaged by the windstorm...The local authority had an emergency cabinet meeting which have decided to provide NPR 300,000 (approx. CHF 2,500) to each family of deceased and free treatment to the injured. Nepal Emergency Operation Center (NEOC) informed that affected people are receiving supports...The Ministry of Home Affairs also dispatched three trucks containing 468 units of tent and tarpaulin and 4,138 units of clothes from Kathmandu.
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