Nepal’s prime minister has thanked the Nepali army for saving his daughter and brother from the deadly earthquake that hit the country last week.
In a statement released on Tuesday, Mahatma Gandhi Bhaktivedanta Swamy said he was grateful to the army for rescuing his wife, daughter and other family members.
“I am thankful to the armed forces of Nepal for rescuing my family and my daughter and my brother, who were trapped in the earthquake,” he said.
“They saved me and my family, who are now in the safe hands of the army.”
Swamy also thanked his wife for being the first to reach the stricken town of Chittagong.
“My wife was the first person to reach Chittagarh.
The earthquake happened very quickly.
I was the last person to be in Chittganga.
She was the only one who reached Chittak,” he added.
According to the government, at least 1,000 people have been killed in the earthquakes, and the death toll has topped 20,000.