JHAPA, May 18: At least 890 people die and 1,771 are injured every year in Nepal due to natural disasters, according to new data by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC). The disasters affect 132,161 houses every year and destroy property equivalent to Rs 1.31 billion.
"Twelve types of natural calamities occur in Nepal, including fire, flooding, landslide, lightning, storm, hailstorm, avalanche and cold wave. Hence, awareness of disaster management is important,” Man Bahadur Thapa, chief of ADPC said.
In the past four decades, around 22,216 natural disasters injured 79,702 people and damaged 5,947,268 houses.