Helicopter rescues two flood victims from Doti

flood victims from Doti
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Two persons injured in the landslide have been airlifted to Dhangadhi for further treatment from Doti.

As treatment at Doti District Hospital was not possible, they were airlifted to Far-Western Regional Hospital, Dhangadhi by a Nepal Army NA-038 helicopter.

Among the rescued are Deepak Nepali, 54, of Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality-6 and Man Bahadur Nepali, 30, of the same municipality-9. Deepak slipped in the flood on his way home from work. According to his relatives, he was diagnosed with high blood pressure and diabetes.

Similarly, Man Bahadur was buried in a landslide on Tuesday evening while returning home after buying daily necessities from a nearby market. He was rescued 17 hours later on Wednesday. According to his relatives, his right leg was broken in three places.

Chief of Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality Manju Malasi informed that the rescue operation was carried out by helicopter in coordination with the Far Western Government, Minister for Internal Affairs, and Law Purna Joshi.

Earlier on Wednesday, three people including one from Bogtan Foodsil and two from Sayal were rescued by helicopter.

The injured have to be rescued by air after the road traffic from Doti to Dhangadhi was blocked due to floods and landslides.