Post-Monsoon Death Toll Rises to 101

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Post-Monsoon Death Toll Rises to 101

A passenger bus met with an accident at Janata Chowk of Sunsari district along the East West Highway due to flooding. Photo: RSS

October 22: At least 101 people have been killed in floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in different parts of the country.

According to the Nepal Police, 60 people were killed in the landslide in province-1, one in Bagmati, seven in Karnali, 31 in the Sudurpaschim and two in Lumbini

A total of 41 people have gone missing in the floods, including 13 in Province-1, one in Province-2, three in Lumbini, one in Karnali and 23 in Far-Western Province. A search for the missing is underway, said Senior Superintendent of Police Basant Bahadur Kunwar.  

Likewise, 19 people have been injured in province-1, four in Karnali and 17 in the Sudurpaschim. The injured are being treated at local medical facilities.

Altogether 2,232 houses have been inundated due to the floods. The floods and landslides have reportedly damaged 49 houses, eight cowsheds, six bridges and three government offices.

So far, 139 livestock have perished in the recent disaster. During this period, 1,177 families have been displaced by the floods and landslides.    
Meanwhile, police personnel are working to evacuate the people at risk of floods and landslides in different districts. Security forces are working in coordination with various agencies and locals. Work is also underway to remove roadblocks at various places, Nepal Police said. -- RSS   


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