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Monsoon Induced Disaster Update: 111 killed; 37 missing


Nepalnews
2021 Oct 22, 19:16, Kathmandu
An excavator is being used to remove the construction material from the six-lane road eroded by flooded Mahakali River in Kanchanpur district, on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Photo: RSS

As many as 111 people have so far lost their lives in the rain-induced incidents of floods, landslides, and inundation.

According to the Nepal Police Headquarters, as many as 37 people are still missing in the incidents of floods and landslides in different parts of the country.

Among those killed in the disaster are 65 in Province 1, one in Bagmati Province, two in Gandaki Province, four in Lumbini Province, seven in Karnali Province, and 32 in Sudurpaschim Province.

Some 42 people have been injured across the country, police informed. Among those missing are 11 in Province 1, one each in Lumbini and Karnali Province, and 23 in Sudurpaschim Province, it is informed. Search for the missing ones is underway.

As many as 2,232 houses were inundated in floods while the disastrous incidents have caused loss and damage to 78 houses, 16 sheds, six bridges, one school, and three government offices. A total of 186 livestock were killed in the rain-triggered disaster, it is said. During the period, 1,188 households were displaced.

Efforts are underway to keep the disaster vulnerable people of different districts in a safer place, rescue those entrapped in disaster, and provide relief to the indigent sections, informed the police.

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