More than two thousand classrooms pulverized in Eastern region

Biratnagar, May 25: Classrooms of more than two thousand schools in Eastern region suffered complete or severe damages during the catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake of April 25 and a series of aftershocks.

At least 2,023 classrooms of the community schools in 16 districts of the eastern region have been pulverized while 1,724 rooms suffered major damages with additional 2,741 classes witnessing wide cracks. A total of 157 toilets were also damaged, according to Eastern Regional Education Directorate, Dhankuta.

The school rooms were classified under three categories of completely damaged, suffering major damage and cracks.

The district of Okhaldhunga has incurred the highest number of such losses. The district recorded 539 completely damaged classrooms, 345 rooms with major damage and 510 with wide cracks. As many as 30 toilets were also damaged in the earthquake, said Chudamani Fuyal of Eastern Regional Education Directorate.

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