Bereaved families face grim prospect

  • bheri bus accident
- Bhim Bahadur Singh, Jajarkot

Dec 2, 2014-

A man in Jajarkot is finding it hard to support his family after three of his sons, the breadwinners, died last week in the Bheri bus accident.

“My three sons would send around Rs 400,000 a year from Kargil,” said the 60-year-old Motilal Pun of Dandagaun-7. “I wonder how I will provide for my remaining seven-member family since I am unable to work at this age.”

Motilal’s three sons—Dhruba Pun, Rajesh Pun and Tej Bahadur Pun—are among the 52 people killed in the accident on November 20. Three people remain missing. The sons were returning to their works in India when the accident occurred. Among those killed, 16 people from Bhur, Khalanga and Dandagaun VDCs were migrant workers. Most of the bereaved families are said to be having a similar plight to that of Motilal’s.

Meanwhile, three-years-old Yanju Sharma of Khagenkot-4 also lost her parents, Nandalal and Dipa, and two siblings in the road accident, leaving behind no one to take care of the little girl.  Likewise, two-year-old Ram Bahadur Pun, four-year-old Sandesh Buda and six-year-old Bijaya Buda, all from Dandagaun-7, are in lurch after their parents were also killed. Lawmaker Rajib Bikram Shah reached Dandagaun-7 to extend his condolence to the bereaved families.

Published: 03-12-2014 09:21

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