KATHMANDU, July 2: As many as 34 people have died due to monsoon-induced disasters- flooding and landslide- across the country since June 13, according to Nepal Police Headquarters.
Twenty-four have been disappeared and 44 others injured. Of the deceased, five died in Sindhupalchok district, four in Doti, three in Rolpa, two each in Chitwan, Tanahun, Pyuthan and Rautahat and one each in Lalitpur, Saptari, Kavrepalanchok, Sidhuli, Gorkha, Jumla, Argakhanchi, Dang, Palpa, Kaski, Kalikot, Panchthar, Bajhang and Bajura.
Search for the missing ones has been continued, said the police spokesperson Basanta Bahadur Kunwar. Over 1,200 people were rescued from different parts of the country, he said.
A total of 4955 people were displaced as a result of the flood and landslide. Many roads have been blocked due to flooding. While 397 houses were flooded, 491 houses, 84 animal sheds, 38 bridges, three school buildings, and 10 government buildings were damaged due to flood and landslides. Rescue and relief works are underway, according to police.