KATHMANDU, April 9: At least 102 people have been killed in incidents of fire in about a one-year period (from April 14, 2023 to April 3, 2024). More than 3,795 fire incidents were reported in various places of the country during this period, resulting in the casualties, stated the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA).

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Chinese President Xi Jinping has expressed grief over the strong earthquake that hit Nepal late Friday night, causing heavy casualties and property loss.

NEW YORK, Jan 2: Afghanistan has the highest number of verified child casualties since 2005, said the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), stressing children are dying and suffering because of the "callousness" and every effort should be made to keep these children safe from harm.

YANGON, April 11: At least 82 people were killed in one day in a crackdown by Myanmar security forces on pro-democracy protesters, according to reports Saturday from independent local media and an organization that keeps track of casualties since the February coup.

KOLKATA/DHAKA, May 21: A powerful cyclone pounded eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and destroying thousands of homes, officials said, leaving authorities struggling to mount relief efforts amid a surging coronavirus outbreak.

UNITED NATIONS, July 27:  A Saudi Arabia-led military coalition fighting in Yemen killed or injured 729 children during 2018, accounting for nearly half the total child casualties, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a report to the Security Council on Friday that blacklisted the coalition for a third year.

KATHMANDU, July 18: As many as 90 people so far lost their lives in landslide, flood and inundation across the nation due to incessant rainfall that took place last week, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre of the Home Ministry.

KATHMANDU, July 14: At least 60 people have been confirmed killed and 26 others are missing following landslides and flooding triggered by incessant monsoon rain across the country.

SALYAN, May 14: Three people were killed in recent forest fire incidents in Salyan district.

TANAHU, Mar 5: Two persons were killed and 11 others injured when a jeep slid off the road and fell around 30 meters at Ghansikuwa of Byas municipality-12 along the Prithivi Highway today.

BUTWAL, Feb 20: Thakur Sapkota, a returnee migrant laborer of Gulmi district's Musikot, was quite excited to start his new life as a transport entrepreneur cum driver after purchasing a brand new Bolero jeep six months ago.

Lightning safety, a neglected issue

January 31, 2019 08:09 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: While road and fire accidents have been drawing the attention of the general public for the large numbers of human casualties, lightning, an equally lethal cause of accident, has been a less talked about issue in Nepal.

RIYADH, July, 5: In the lead-up to the release of a UN report focusing on mass child casualties in the Yemen conflict, the Saudi-led coalition that has largely been blamed for those deaths is already contesting the results of the report, some of which were leaked to the press late last month.

KATHMANDU, June 19: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that weakness on the side of the government is the main reason behind the high death toll of natural disasters in Nepal.

PANCHTHAR, March 26: The number of causalities from road accidents in Panchthar district has already reached 15 in the current fiscal year.

KABUL (Reuters), Nov 7: A private television station in the Afghan capital came under attack on Tuesday by a number of gunmen who broke into the building after an explosion, officials said.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 16: A total of 47 people lost their lives and 15 people have gone missing in the flood and landslide in the eastern region till Wednesday morning.

ILAM, June 28:A bomb has gone off at a polling center set up at Adarsha Adharbhut School located in Ward-7 of Illam Municipality at a time when voting was taking place.

JOHANNESBURG, June 24:  An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 has hit central Mozambique, but there are no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed deep sorrow over the loss of lives in an accident in which a bus fell into the Trishuli River from the Narayangadh- Muglin road section.