102 killed in fire incidents in one year

Published On: April 9, 2024 08:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 9: At least 102 people have been killed in incidents of fire in about a one-year period (from April 14, 2023 to April 3, 2024). More than 3,795 fire incidents were reported in various places of the country during this period, resulting in the casualties, stated the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA).

As many as 4725 families have been affected by these fire incidents in the same period, NDRRMA Spokesperson Gomadevi Chemjong said.

According to her, the fires damaged properties worth more than Rs 2.33 billion.

Spokesperson Chemjong said although incidents of fire decreased as it rained in the meantime, the fire incidents have started spreading again warranting precaution.

The highest casualties due to disasters this year are from fire incidents, except the casualties resulting from the Jajarkot earthquake.

Forty-three people were killed in lightning strikes while 20 died of snake bites, 12 in avalanches, 43 in attacks by wild animals and five in wildfires during the same period, according to the NDRRMA data.

Four hundred and seventy-seven people have been killed in various disaster incidents since April 14 last year. 


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