Relentless rains cause 83 deaths and displace thousands in Nepal


Kathmandu: At least 83 people have so far died in disaster-related incidents, including landslides and floods, triggered by relentless rains across the country.

The Nepal Police Headquarters stated that 33 men, 25 women and 25 children have died in such incidents in various places of the country from June 10 till Wednesday morning.

Central Police Spokesperson and Deputy Inspector General Dan Bahadur Karki said 106 people have been injured and five persons, including three women and two men, are missing in floods and landslides during this period. Among those injured, 51 are men, 36 women and 19 children.

Similarly, 384 cattle have died in these incidents. Police Spokesperson Karki said that 139 houses and 54 cattle sheds have been damaged due to floods and landslides.

As many as 858 families have been displaced by landslides and floods caused by incessant rain. So far 5,428 police personnel have been mobilized for the rescue of those affected by the disasters.

Floods and landslides have damaged one school and two government office buildings. Forty-one bridges have been swept away. Likewise, 161 houses have been submerged and 116 ropanis of land has been buried by debris.

The Police Headquarters stated that 2,954 families have been displaced throughout the country in 1,028 disaster-related incidents triggered by the incessant rains. These incidents caused losses equivalent to Rs 107 million 40 thousand.

Source: Rashtriya Samachar Samiti