Rain forecast in Far-west and Mid-west regions

Published On: September 27, 2018 03:47 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Rain is still forecast in the Far-west and Mid-west regions of the country for few days more. 

The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology said rainfall might occur in the western parts of the country since the monsoon has not fully faded out yet. 

Director General at the Department Dr Rishiram Sharma said rainfall is still taking place in the western part of Nepal. “It has been raining in the western part and it will continue for few days more,” he said. 

Some parts in the far-west and mid-west even faced inundation due to the rain. The Department has stated that this year saw more rainfall during the monsoon as compared to the previous years. 

117 people killed in rain-induced disasters 

One hundred and seventeen people lost their life to floods and landslides triggered by heavy rain in various parts of the country in the last five months. 

One hundred and eighty three people were injured in these disasters. 

This many people were killed to the disasters induced by heavy rainfall from Baisakh to Bhadau, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre at the Ministry of Home Affairs. 

The Centre stated that out of the 117 people killed due to the rain-induced disasters, 83 died in landslide, 17 due to floods and 17 to heavy rains. Among the victims, 59 are male and 58 are female. 

The Centre stated that during this period 310 incidents of landslide, 80 incidents of flood and 247 instances of heavy rain occurred during the last five months. 

Five people have gone missing in incidents of flood and landslide. It stated that 1078 families have been affected by floods, 735 families have been hit by landslide and 353 families by heavy rainfall. 


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