Victims of Kathmandu serial blast demand govt aid

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Kathmandu, Sep 21 (UNI) A woman, who lost her right leg in the serial bomb blasts that rocked Kathmandu on September 2, has demanded that the government help her get an artificial limb.

Sita Acharya, who received serious injuries in her left leg right eye and ear, would be spending at least five months in the hospital.

''The government should take our responsibility and ensure us a better future,'' Kantipur newspaper reported her as saying.

''We suffered due to the state's failure to provide its people with security. We didn't suffer because of our own mistake,'' she told the newspaper adding that it was the government's responsibility to ensure a better livelihood.

Another victim, who was not able to take her Bachelor level examinations due to the injuries, said, ''My future opportunities have been ruined. The government should guarantee a job for me''.

Her one and a half year old baby girl was also injured in the blast.

Bhagwati Bhandari, 40, whose both legs were injured, demanded compensation from the government. She complained that apart from paying a visit to the injured on the day of the incident, the government authorities have not done much.

''Paying lip service on the day of the incident can't heal our pain and suffering. The bombers should be punished so that no one else in future will have to suffer like us,'' she said. She also insisted on formation of a commission to investigate the incident.


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