Floods, landslides kill 83 people so far, 106 injured

Kathmandu, July 10: Eighty-three people have so far died in disaster-related incidents, including landslides and floods, triggered by relentless rains across the country.     

The Police Headquarters stated that 33 men, 25 women and 25 children have died in such incidents in various places of the country from June 10 till this morning.     

Central Police spokesperson and Deputy Inspector General Dan Bahadur Karki said 106 people have been injured and five persons, including three women and two men, are missing in floods and landslides during this period. Among those injured, 51 are men, 36 women and 19 children.     

Similarly, 384 cattle have died in these incidents during this period. Police spokesperson Karki said that 139 houses and 54 cattle sheds have been damaged due to the flooding and landslides.     

Eight hundred and fifty-eight families have been displaced due to the landslides and flooding caused by the incessant rains. So far 5,428 police personnel have been mobilized for rescue of those people affected by the disasters.     

Floods and landslides have damaged one school and two government office buildings. Forty-one bridges have been swept away. Likewise, 161 houses have been submerged and 116 ropanis of land have been buried by debris.     

The Police Headquarters stated that 2,954 families have been displaced throughout the country in the 1,028 disaster-related incidents triggered by the incessant rains. These incidents caused losses equivalent to Rs 107 million 40 thousand. (RSS)

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