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Nepal sends diplomat to Lebanon, thanks India

Written by: Staff

Kathmandu, Jul 23: The Government of Nepal has sent a diplomat to war ravaged Lebanon for the rescue of about 4000 Nepalese, who are facing difficulties due to the conflict there.

''The Nepal government has sent Bhrigu Dhungana, First Secretary at the Nepalese Embassy in Cairo, Egypt to rescue Nepalese,'' said Yaqdav Khanal, spokesman at the foreign ministry.

''[In Lebanon], he will be seeking help of the Nepalese community and Honorary Nepalese Consul General [J Issa El-Khoury] to help the Nepalis in need,'' The Kathmandu Post quoted Mr Khanal as saying.

No Nepali has so far died in the Israeli aggression, he said.

Only one Nepali identified as Hari Sigdel of Jhapa district has sustained minor injuries due to bomb shrapnel, he added.

The Nepal government has requested India for the rescue of Nepalese living in Lebanon.

A total of five of seven Nepali evacuees rescued by Indian naval ships, arrived in Kathmandu yesterday.

As many as 200 Nepalis are being rescued by an Indian naval ship today, it is said.

Meanwhile, Mana Maya Gurung,one of the Nepalese rescued by Indian naval ship said: '' We can't express in words the cooperation provided by India for our rescue.'' ''Many Nepalis have gone toward northern Lebanon to escape Israeli bombardment,'' she said after arrival at the Kathmandu International Airport.


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