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26 districts affected by monsoon

House reconstruction prioritised in affected area

2021 Jun 30, 22:32, Kathmandu
Security personnel in coordination with locals use a tractor to build an embankment on the bank of Melamchi River in Melamchi Municipality, Sindhupalchowk district, on Tuesday, June 28, 2021. Photo: RSS

The monsoon has badly affected 26 districts including Sindhupalchowk and Manang since the first week of June. It has caused huge losses to public life and properties.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has shared information that 27 people lost their lives in the monsoon-caused disaster while 26 have gone missing. Ministry Spokesperson Janakraj Dahal informed that 19 persons were injured in the floods and landslides that occurred in different districts.

Similarly, a total of 462 houses were completely damaged and 110 suffered partial damage.

Among those affected by the floods and landslides, 1600 people have been shifted to safer places. A helicopter belonging to the Nepali Army was used to rescue 268 persons while more than 400 people were rescued with joint efforts of security persons. Relief materials were distributed via helicopters in the most affected Sindhupalchowk and Manang districts.

The Ministry further informed that the government has prioritised the reconstruction of private houses in the affected area. For this, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority has been working actively.

The monetary assistance of Rs 120 million has been provided to 3,949 households to reconstruct the houses. It is provided by the Finance Ministry.

The Ministry has requested everyone to remain alert for the incessant rainfall was occurring in several places across the country. It has thanked all government bodies and people’s representatives for their role on search, rescue and relief distribution in the disaster.

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