10 Tibetans dead, 3 nuns rescued in Nepal; Kashag sanctions NPR 60 Lacs towards relief.


May 6, 2015 (Featured Flash News)

DHARAMSALA: At least ten Tibetans have died and four including three nuns and a youth seriously injured as a result of the devastating earthquake that shook Nepal on 25 April, according to an update sent by the Office of the Tibet based in Kathmandu on 4 May.


A General view of Langtang on 2 May, 2015 after the massive avalanche triggered by the April 25 earthquake. Photo/Police handout via Reuters

The injured nuns and the Tibetan youths were rescued and are currently being treated at a hospital in Kathmandu. The three nuns were specially airlifted from Sengdrak monastery in the frontier regions of Nepal to Kathmandu city. All expenses were born by the Office of Tibet through funds provided by Kashag.

The ten Tibetans who have passed away include seven adults and three children. The dead include Chime, a 30 year old Tibetan from Boudha; one nun from Sengdrak monastery; Sangye Phurba, a 29 year old youth from Swayambu; Dorjee, a 45 year old trader in Dram near the Nepal-Tibet border. The remaining include those who have died in the massive avalanche caused by the earthquake in Langtang district of Nepal.

With the dire situation of Tibetans in Nepal, the Kashag of the Central Tibetan Administration sanctioned NPR 60 Lacs towards the relief efforts of the Tibetans affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

The relief money will be distributed according to the damages ascertained by the relief committee comprised of the Local Tibetan Leaders in Nepal, which was established on 30th April.

Of the 60 Lacs, so far the relief committee has distributed 4 Lacs for Boudha/Jorpati; 3 Lacs for Swayambu; 1 Lac for Jwalakhel Handicraft settlement; 2 Lacs for the Solokhumbu/Walung/Rasuwa. The remaining amount will be distributed accordingly by the relief committee following a detailed analysis of the damages caused.

Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay, the democratically elected political leader of Tibetan people, who has taken a personal initiative in the relief efforts, expressed profound sadness and offered condolences to those who have died and their family members.

"The Central Tibetan Administration will do its best to provide support for the affected family members," he assured.

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