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Deuba demands human settlements at landslide risk relocated

Sher Bahadur Deuba

Kathmandu, September 13

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has demanded that the government immediately relocate human settlements in Sindhupalchok district that are at the risk of landslides.

Issuing a statement on Sunday afternoon after different landslide incidents killed at least nine in the district, Deuba noted that geologists had identified some places of the district as high-risk zones, drawing the attention of the prime minister to relocate communities currently residing there to safer places.

He also demanded that the government speed up rescue efforts to find the disappeared persons, manage treatment for the injured, and provide relief assistance to those affected by the landslides.

He also directed local leaders and cadres of the party in the district to participate in rescue and relief operations.

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