•      Mon Jul 22 2024

38 people killed in monsoon-induced disasters in 20 days

FILEPHOTO: Flood in Kaligandaki river has cut off Beni, the district headquarters of Myagdi. Beni Bazaar is at high risk of erosion after Kaligandaki demolished the wall built to control the river. (Photo: Santosh Gautam/RSS)

KATHMANDU: Four people died due to monsoon-induced disasters across the country on Saturday alone, said the police. With this, the death toll from the incidents has hit 38 in the past 20 days.

Twenty-four others have gone missing and 51 got injured.

Similarly, as many as 5,101 persons have been displaced while 1,250 hit by monsoon-caused disasters 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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