Flood, Landslide update: 48 killed, 31 missing

Published On: October 20, 2021 05:58 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: A total of 48 have lost their lives till this afternoon due to landslide, flood and inundation following heavy rainfall at different places of the country. Similarly, 31 persons have gone missing in the incident of natural disaster in various districts.

According to the Home Ministry, Ilam recorded the highest death cases that stand at 11 followed by Doti which is nine. Landslide has resulted in human causalities in both districts.

Spokesperson of the Home Ministry, Phanindra Mani Pokharel said that six persons each in Humla, Dhankuta and Panchthar died due to landslide. According to the Home Ministry, four persons lost their lives in Baitadi, one each in Kalikot, Dadeldhura, Pyuthan and Udayapur and two in Sunsari.

A total of 23 people have gone missing in Bajhang while one in Doti, two in Pyuthan and five in Ilam. Twenty-three people of different districts were injured in the natural disaster incidents so far. Rain causing system was active at different areas of the country from October 17.

Chief of Disaster Management Division of the Home Ministry, Humkala Pandey, shared that search for the missing and rescue for those trapped in natural disaster incidents is underway. (RSS)

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