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38 killed in monsoon-induced disasters across country in 21 days

24 others missing; 51 sustain injuries.


Nepalnews
2021 Jul 03, 21:02, Kathmandu
Flooded Kaligandaki River erodes its bank in Beni, Myagdi district headquarters, on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. The Beni Bazar is at the risk of flood and landslide followiing incessant rain. Photo: RSS

As many as four persons died due to monsoon-induced disasters across the country on Saturday alone, according to police. With this, the death toll from the incidents has reached 38 in the past 21 days. Twenty-four others have gone missing while 51 others have sustained injuries.

Similarly, as many as 5,101 persons have been displaced while 1,250 people have been rescued to safety from various parts of the country, said the police headquarters.

According to available data, 790 houses were flooded and 519 houses, 90 animal sheds, 39 bridges, three school buildings and 11 government office buildings damaged. As many as 818 domestic animals were killed in the disasters.

A search has been underway for the missing ones, said Senior Superintendent of Police Basanta Bahadur Kunwar.

Repair of the damaged roads in Sindhuli, Dhading, Kavrepalanchok, Gorkha, Lamjung and Khotang districts is underway.

Four persons including an Indian national died after being buried by landslides in Gorkha and Dhading districts on Saturday. Three others were injured. Of the deceased, three have been identified as Raman Pandey, 80, and his wife Nanda Kumari, 70, of Siranchowk Rural Municipality-7 in Gorkha district, Soni Devi from India, said the police. 

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