Tree claims a life in Jhapa camp

Published on Jun 25 2006 // Main News

Beldangi, June 26: Suresh Giri, 12, student of Grade IV in Beldangi-II extension camp sector A/2-50, died on the way to hospital when a tree near by LWF camp office fell down and hit him on June 20. Suresh after observing the Refugee Day celebration was at his friend.
Among six of the serious injured, Aita Shumsher Rai was referred to B.P.Koirala Memorial hospital in Dharan while in-charge of Marigold Academy (MGA) ‘E’ Deoraj Puri including two others are undergoing treatment at the AMDA Hospital in Damak.

The condition of the injured is improving.
Meanwhile, camp secretary of Beldangi-II extension Manorath Khanal issued a press release seeking attention of the UNHCR and Nepal government to help cut-off trees that are inside the camp.
Former camp secretary of the camp Subash Acharya told TBR that his attempts to get the tree cut down went in vain. He said he had met Chief District Officer of Jhapa, District Forest Office, Zone Administrator including the then Home Minister Dan Bahadur Sahi, to get permission for cutting down the trees. However, they turned deaf ears, he said. Acharya claimed that it was the negligence of UNHCR and Nepal government for such incidents and urged the concerned authorities to compensate loss. Bhutan News Service