102 killed in fire incidents in one year

Kathmandu, April 9: One hundred and two people have been killed in incidences of fire in about one year period (from April 14, 2024, to April 3, 2024). More than 3,795 fire incidents were reported in various places of the country during this period, resulting in casualties, stated the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA).     

Four thousand seven hundred and twenty-five families have been affected due to the fire incidents in the same period, NDRRMA spokesperson Gomadevi Chemjong said.     

According to her, the fires damaged properties worth more than Rs 2.33 billion.     

Spokesperson Chemjong said although incidents of fire decreased as it rained in the meantime, the fire incidents have started spreading again warranting precaution.     

The highest casualties due to disasters this year are from fire incidents, except the casualties resulting from the Jajarkot earthquake.     

Forty-three people were killed due to lightning while 20 died due to snake bites, 12 due to avalanches, 43 due to attack by wild animals and five due to wildfires during the same period, according to the NDRRMA data.     

Four hundred and seventy-seven people have been killed in various disaster incidents since April 14 last year. (RSS)

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