Death toll in floods, landslides reaches 33 in Karnali Province; 480 families displaced

Published On: October 12, 2022 09:40 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

SURKHET, Oct 12: Death toll in the floods and landslides triggered by recent rains has reached 33 in Karnali Province. 

According to the Province Police Office, Karnali, natural disasters have so far taken the lives of 33 people across the province. Spokesperson for Karnali Province Police Office and Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Madhav Prasad Shrestha shared that Jumla witnessed the death of nine people which is the highest in the province. 

He shared that Mugu saw the death of eight people followed by Kalikot and Humla four each and Jajarkot three. The natural disaster took the lives of two people each in Dolpa and Salyan while one died in Dailekh. 

The police source said there was no human casualty in Surkhet and Rukum (West). At least 22 people are still missing and a search for them is underway, Spokesperson Shrestha shared. 

Kalikot has the highest number of disappearances with 20 people including one police personnel. Two people have gone missing in Jumla and one in Dailekh. 

The official data showed that 21 people were injured in the floods and landslides across the province. The injured are undergoing treatment in various hospitals, police shared. 

The incessant rain has displaced 480 households in the province. Dolakha saw the highest number of people displaced with 103 households while Mugu recorded 178 households displaced, Jumla 86, Kalikot 48, Humla 40, Salyan nine and Surkhet eight. 

Four households were displaced in Dolpa whereas Jajarkot and Rukum Western saw two households each displaced due to floods and landslides. 

Rescue and relief operation has been put in place by mobilizing security forces in the disaster-hit areas, spokesperson Shrestha said. 

Helicopters are being mobilized to airlift the critically injured for treatment, he said.



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