The council resolved at last night's meeting to ask the centre's owners, The Cohen Group, to consider replacing the glass above the tree with a type that would allow more natural light into the mall. Cr Robert Hasenohr, who suggested the move, told the meeting that changing the glass would be a last ditch effort to save the tree. Cr Graham Bills said it was the council's "last shot" to try to save the tree. The council's move comes several months after tree experts, engaged by The Cohen Group, concluded a lack of light, humidity and airconditioning were largely responsible for the year-old tree's decline.
At least 7, people have died in the earthquake so far as the government warned on Sunday that the death toll will climb "much higher". The death toll from the disaster has hit 7,, according to the Emergency Operations Centre, with more than 14, injured. More than were also killed in India and China. Fifty-one bodies, including those of six foreigners, have been found in the popular Langtang trekking region hit by a quake-triggered avalanche. We rescued over people, about a half of them were tourists or guides," he told AFP in Rasuwa district that includes Langtang, north of Kathmandu.
The chairperson and vice chairperson of the rural municipality also requested CDO Acharya to take initiatives to resettle the families who have been living in landslide prone areas. CDO Acharya and his team had reached landslide prone Ree village to distribute relief materials on Thursday. On Wednesday, eight houses of the Pundrung settlement of Gangajamuna Rural Municipality-2 were buried in a landslide. At least 17 families are said to have been displaced due to landslide threats.
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