Flood, landslide update: 31 dead, 43 missing

Published On: October 20, 2021 01:40 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: As many as 31 people have so far lost their lives in natural disasters across the nation following incessant rainfall.  

Similarly, 43 people from different districts have gone missing in the disasters — landslide, flood, and inundation, as per the latest information released by the home ministry. 

According to the chief of the Disaster Management Division of the home ministry, Humkala Pandey, 22 people were injured in the natural disasters. 

As per the details, seven people were killed in Ilam, six in Panchthar, seven in Doti, six in Dhankuta, two in Sunsari, and one each in Kalikot and Dadeldhura.  

Similarly, 43 people of different districts including six in Humla, 23 in Bajhang, and four in Kailali have gone missing in the landslides, added Pandey. 

A total of 700 people have been rescued so far in various districts. Nineteen districts of the country have been affected by landslides, floods, and inundation. 

Karnali and Sudurpaschim provinces have witnessed some improvement in weather as the rain has shifted toward the eastern part of Nepal from Tuesday night. 

There is a possibility of heavy rainfall at some places of Province 1 and at one or two places of Province 2, Bagmati, and Gandaki provinces this afternoon.

(With Inputs from RSS)


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