Earthquake relief materials of a film unit snatched by locals before reaching the destination

The ‘Chankhe Shankhe Pankhe’ film unit was on its way to take earthquake relief materials to Selang Bari of Sindhupalanchowk, the birthplace of director Nischal Basnet. But, the locals in Bhote Selang, about one kilometer before the destination have snatched all of it. Although they were also the earthquake victims, the film unit has expressed its sadness on being unable to reach the destination.

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According to the film director Sudarshan Thapa, Bhote Selang has about 30 houses and the government had distributed about 20 sacks of rice before their materials were snatched by the residents. The locals had mistakenly thought the film unit’s material was the government assistance. Sudarshan has told that they had relief materials costing around Rs. 400,000.

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