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80 die, 97 sustain injuries, 5 go missing in floods, landslides across country

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B360 July 10, 2024, 11:59 am
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KATHMANDU: Eighty people died in floods, landslides and other monsoon-related hazards so far in this monsoon season, Nepal Police said on Tuesday.

One person died in the Kathmandu Valley, 19 in Koshi Province, three in Madhes Province, four in Bagmati, 22 in Gandaki, 20 in Lumbini, four in Karnali and seven in Sudurpashchim Province due to disaster-related incidents, said Spokesperson of Nepal Police, Deputy Inspector General Dan Bahadur Karki. 

Likewise, five persons went missing in the disasters and 97 others sustained injuries. Police said that the search for the missing was ongoing and the injured were receiving treatment at local hospitals. A total of 53 persons were rescued until Tuesday afternoon. 

Three persons were injured in Kathmandu Valley, 21 in Koshi Province, five in Madhes, four in Bagmati, 26 in Gandaki, four in Lumbini, 15 in Karnali and 10 in Sudurpashchim.

The impact on infrastructure includes 161 houses being inundated, with floods wreaking havoc on 138 houses, 54 sheds, 41 bridges, a school, and two government office buildings. So far, 2,764 families have been displaced by these disaster-related incidents. Local authorities are actively working to relocate families from high-risk flood areas to safer locations.

The Police Headquarters on Tuesday reported a total of 1,028 disaster-related incidents due to incessant rains, resulting in losses equivalent to Rs 101,885,700.

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