CAAN announces Rs 10 million assistance to quake survivors

KATHMANDU: The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has announced a monetary aid of Rs 10 million to the earthquake survivors in Jajarkot and Rukum West.

A meeting of the CAAN on Sunday decided to deposit the assistance amount to the Prime Minister Disaster Rescue Fund, according to CAAN Spokesperson and Deputy Director General, Jagannath Niraula.

Furthermore, the CAAN has declared a total discount on airport charges for flights dedicated to providing relief assistance from Nepalgunj, Surkhet, Rukum Salle, and Chaurjahari airports.

The earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale at 11:47 pm on Friday, with its epicenter in Jajarkot, resulted in significant casualties and property damage in these districts of the Karnali Province.

So far 157 have been confirmed dead in the quake.

 

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