Cold snap adds to misery of quake-displaced

- Post Report, NUWAKOT

Mar 12, 2017-

Heavy snowfall following rains since Friday night has brought more misery to the earthquake displaced who are still living in temporary huts in the mountainous areas in Nuwakot district. 

The cold snap has mostly affected children and senior citizens. Quake survivor Nima Ghale of Salme-9 said people are making bonfire to keep themselves warm. Bhalche, Kimtangdanda, Shikharbesidanda, Kadeni in Gaunkharka, Kutungsang, Rauchuli in Ghyangphedi and Salme, among other areas, are covered with snow. 

Similarly, the displaced quake victims who had shifted from Haku to Dhunche, the district headquarters of Rasuwa, said they had been affected by a sudden drop in temperatures accompanied by cold winds. 

Some 2,500 quake-affected families are living in the mobile camps in and around Dhunche. (PR)

Published: 12-03-2017 07:41

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