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Barpak announces holiday commemorating Gorkha quake

April 25, 2021 marks the 6th Memorial Day


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2021 Apr 25, 13:46, Gorkha
This image shows the settlements in Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality of Gorkha district. Photo courtesy: Chiranjibi Rijal

The Barpak Suliot Rural Municipality in Gorkha has announced a public holiday in the locality today in commemoration of those killed by the Gorkha earthquake. The quake had hit the country on April 25, 2015, with its epicentre of Barpak, killing around 9,000 people. Today marks the sixth memorial day of the Gorkha quake.

Rural municipality chair Bishnu Prasad Bhatta stressed the need for staying alert and prepared for potential disasters in the future.

A total of 72 people of Barpak had lost their lives in the disaster. 

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