In the past few months, rains have caused major damage in different places of the nation. Residents of the lower coastal areas were uprooted when landslides blocked rivers and streams in different districts. Many people have died prematurely and many are still missing.
The floods and landslides affected more than two dozen districts including Sindhupalchowk and Manang. Sindhupalchowk district has been most affected in the last few years. Geologists claim that the Melamchi and Helambu areas of Sindhupalchowk have been hit by heavy rains for two centuries as well.
According to Bishwaprakash Aryal, spokesperson of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, 94 people have been killed and 44 others have gone missing due to floods and landslides since the onset of monsoon in Nepal. About 6,000 people have been evacuated. 25 hydropower projects, 29 roads and 29 suspension bridges have been damaged. About 800 houses have been completely damaged. The monsoon had entered Nepal on June 11 and had spread across the country. The monsoon will end in mid-October.
The Meteorological Department had forecast above-average rainfall this year. In the past, heavy rains fell in the Himalayan and hilly regions, but this time in the Terai region of central Nepal. However, heavy rains are continuing across the country. As a result, thousands of homes have been flooded. According to police, 4,000 houses have been inundated so far.
According to the information received, nine people have died due to floods, landslides, and inundation in different districts after the last three days of rains. A spokesman for the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, Aryal, said six others were missing.
The Meteorological Department of the Department of Water and Meteorology has informed that the rain will continue but will gradually open from Tuesday. However, meteorologists say that the rainfall is still decreasing.
Meteorologist Raju Pradhanang informed that the low-pressure line has started falling down. On Tuesday, he said, it would affect the east. NEA Chief Executive Officer Anil Pokharel said that this year when the monsoon season has come to an end, the nation had to face unprecedented incidents in the past.