Disaster-induced toll reaches 195

July 22, 2019 21:30 pm

KATHMANDU, July 22: Death toll from disaster in the country has so far reached 195. In the 1,525 incidents of floods, landslides, fire, storm among others, 195 lives have been lost, according to the Home Ministry Disaster Preparedness and Response Unit.

MATI, July 30: Fire officials in Greece raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people were missing Sunday, six days after Europe’s deadliest forest fire in more than a century.

RASUWA, July 26: At least four people have died while five others have gone missing in a landslide that occurred in Timure of the district on early Thursday.

RUKUM, July 19: The death toll in the Rukum jeep accident has reached seven after three more bodied were recovered from the accident site. The condition of the four injured is critical.

ISTANBUL, July 14: The death toll from torrential rains and floods in western Japan has topped 200, the Japan Times reported on Friday.

KURASHIKI, July 12: Intense heat and water shortages raised fears of disease outbreaks in flood-hit western Japan on Thursday as the death toll from the worst weather disaster in 36 years neared 200.

SAKA, July 9: The death toll from record rains that have devastated parts of Japan rose on Monday (Jul 9) to nearly 100, as rescue workers and troops struggled in the mud and water to save lives.

TOKYO, July 8: Heavy rainfall is hammering southern Japan for the third day, prompting new disaster warnings on Kyushu and Shikoku islands as local media report the death toll has risen to 54 with 44 people missing.

POKHARA/ROLPA, July 8: Preliminary investigation by security authorities has blamed accident-prone area and sluggish rescue work for the death of construction workers in the tragic tipper accident in upper Mustang on Friday.

QUEBEC, July 7: Quebec health officials say there are now at least 54 reported deaths that have been linked to a heat wave that blanketed the province over the last few days.

POKHARA, July 6: The death toll in Upper Mustang tipper accident has reached 15, while 14 others have sustained injuries.

DHADING, June 28: The mother and her two daughters were killed after rain induced landslide swept their house in Khaniyabas rural municipality-5. Three more have been feared dead and another four injured in landslides at Satyadevi and Marpak in Dhading on Wednesday night, according to police inspector Dambar BK.

GUATEMALA, June 8: The search for survivors from deadly eruptions of Guatemala’s Fuego volcano was temporarily suspended on Thursday due to dangerous conditions for rescue workers, as the death toll from the disaster climbed to 109, authorities said.

PALPA, June 1:  Fourteen staffers were killed and 10 others have sustained serious injuries after a bus fell 200 meters down the road at Rambha rural municipality-4, according to DSP Binod Ghimire. The passenger bus (Lu 1 Kha 975) was en route to Rampur from Palpa, Tansen.

Sundari River inundates Dalit settlement

SINDHULI, May 15: The random extraction of sand, aggregates and stones in the Sunkosi River is not only taking a heavy toll on the nearby environment but also on the natural beauty of the river.

DOTI, April 22: Two more people succumbed to their injuries and death toll has rose to five in Doti’s jeep accident of yesterday.

SYDNEY, Mar 5: Strong aftershocks rocked Papua New Guinea’s remote and rugged highlands on Monday, as the death toll climbed to 55 from a 7.5-magnitude earthquake a week ago, and is expected to rise further.

ROLPA, March 5: Sirmaya Pun, 50, is not happy. Poverty, loneliness and poor health define her life, she says. Child marriage coupled with her husband’s second marriage largely led to her present condition. “When I got married to him, both of us were underage. That was perhaps not a good decision. But then, if he had not brought another woman home, I would still be in a better position,” she stated.

BAJHANG, Feb 24: Kalpana Bohara was just nine when her family arranged her marriage. The boy was 12. At 14, Kalpana delivered a baby.

RAUTAHAT, Jan 18: With the death of three more people including a newborn in Rautahat, the toll of people dying of cold has climbed to 23 in the district. People, especially of the Tarai belt, have lost their lives in the last one month due to the harsh winter.

CALIFORNIA, Jan 15: Parishioners prayed Sunday for those killed and for families still searching for missing relatives in a Southern California community ravaged by mudslides, and authorities announced another body had been found, increasing the death toll to 20.

CALIFORNIA, Jan 14: The death toll from the mudslides in a California coastal town rose to 19 on Saturday but a man who had also been on the list of missing persons was located alive, authorities said.

Cold starts taking its toll in Madhes

January 9, 2018 09:20 am

RAJBIRAJ, Jan 9: Every year, cold wave claims lives in Madhes and every year it gets sufficient space in the national media coverage. However, one thing that has fallen short so far, year after year, is that neither the government nor the locals come up with solutions for addressing the issue. Consequently, cold related deaths do not cease to draw headlines.

PARIS, Dec 15:  French authorities backtracked Friday, reducing the death toll from six children to least four after a regional train sliced open a school bus in southern France.

CHITWAN, Nov 29:The death toll in the Trishuli river bus plunge occurred this morning has reached seven, police said.

KALIKOT, Nov 29: The death toll in a road accident involving a Bolero jeep at Khandachakra Municipality-1 in the district this morning has reached four. Jeep driver Indra Prasad Tharu of Banke succumbed to injuries amidst treatment at the Kalikot District Hospital.

TEHRAN, Iran, Nov 13: A powerful earthquake shook the Iran-Iraq border late Sunday, killing 207 people and injuring over 2,500 in the mountainous region of Iran alone, Iranian media reported.

Global warming is hurting people’s health a bit more than previously thought, but there’s hope that the Earth — and populations — can heal if the planet kicks its coal habit, a group of doctors and other experts said.

Gulmi bus mishap death toll climbs to 7

October 30, 2017 14:27 pm

GULMI, Oct 30: Gulmi bus accident death toll has reached seven after four more are reported to have been killed in the incident that took place in Gulmi Durbar rural municipality-4 in the district on Monday morning.

DHADING, Oct 28: The death toll of Dhading bus accident has reached to 30. Nine women, 11 men and six children are among the dead, according to SP Dhruba Raj Raut of Dhading District Police Office.

JUMLA, Oct 17: It would take no more than two hours to fetch water for Gauri Sunar when she was a little girl. A resident of Tila village, she would follow her mother and aunts to fetch water. Today, she is an adult and does the entire household work of her family. And it takes four hours for her to fetch water.

CHITWAN, Sept 24: Wild buffaloes translocated to Chitwan National Park (CNP) from Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve few months ago have been hard hit by last month’s floods.  Electric fences were put to cover 30 hectors of land at Padampur area of the national park to keep those animals. 12 buffaloes from Koshi Tappu and three were brought from the zoo and kept inside the enclosure.

KATHMANDU, September 9: The death toll has reached to seven in a bus accident in Nuwakot on Saturday. Three people died on the accident spot whereas four passengers succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment in hospital.

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, August 18: he United Nations says the death toll from Sierra Leone's mudslides is now above 400.

KATHMANDU, August 16: Common cold and seasonal influenza that has spread for the past 10 days has taken its toll on Barpak of Gorkha district, the epicenter of the Gorkha earthquake of April 2015, causing a death of a three-year-old child and taking more than 300 others ill.

Floods, landslides toll climbs to 111

August 16, 2017 04:23 am

KATHMANDU, August 15 : The death toll from floods and landslides across the country has risen to 111, Home Minister Janardan Sharma told parliament on Tuesday, as authorities continue search for nearly three dozen people who remain missing.

KATHMANDU, Nepal, August 15: The death toll in flooding and landslides that have devastated parts of northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh over the past few days has risen to 218, while millions of others have been displaced.

JHAPA, August 14: Seven people have lost their lives so far after heavy floods swept away homes in Jhapa on Friday. Three more dead bodies were found on Monday, besides the four that were recovered on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, August 14: Over six millions people have been affected by  flooding and landslides as some parts of the western and central tarai continue to see heavy rains for the fourth consecutive day.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: The death toll from floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains since Friday has risen to 80, according to the latest data issued by the Nepal Police whereas at least 36 people remain missing in various districts.

Floods, landslides toll rises to 66

August 14, 2017 07:38 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: The death toll from floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains for the past three days has risen to 66, according to the Home Ministry. At least 53 people remain missing in various districts, the ministry said in a statement late on Sunday.

Floods, landslides toll rise to 49

August 14, 2017 01:45 am

KATHMANDU, August 13: The death toll from floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains for the past three days has risen to 49, authorities have said. Other three dozen people remain missing in various districts.

KATHMANDU, August 13: The flood and landslide following the incessant rain since Friday has claimed at least 49 people in various part of the country.

BEIJING, August 10: Chinese monitors say they've detected multiple landslides but no major building collapses following a powerful earthquake in the country's mountainous southwest that killed at least 20 people and injured 431.

Swine flu death toll reaches eight

August 5, 2017 09:00 am

POKHARA, Aug 4: The H1N1 influenza virus, commonly known as the Swine flu virus, has claimed three lives in Pokhara and two in IIlam while many have fallen sick throughout the country.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepal U-19 cricket team head coach Binod Das was confident of his batsmen scoring decent runs in Singapore.

LAHAN July 19: Scorching heat in the past few days has affected normal life of people in the district. People's movement has been restricted largely as they are finding it difficult to step out of their homes due to excessive hot, the locals said.

RAMECHHAP, July 16: The death toll in Ramechhap lasndsllide has climbed to two after one more dead body was found in the incident site.