Source: Agencies02 Aug 2016 13:49:15
Kathmandu, August 2: Due to frightening floods and landslides caused by nonstop monsoon rains in 43 districts of Nepal, about 102 people were killed while around 277 households were displaced during the past one week.
“22 people are still missing and 58 others were injured due to landslides in central, eastern and western region of the country,” informed Defense Minister Bhim Rawal during parliament session.
Around ten districts namely Pyuthan, Gulmi, Palpa, Baglung, Makawanpur, Rupandehi, Kathmandu, Arghakhanchi, Dolakha and Sarlahi are the worst affected by the floods and landslides. Nepal army helicopters have been deployed to carry out relief and rescue operations in the flood-hit districts.
The Defence minister said that government has already allocated 75 crore Nepalese rupees through home ministry to address the current havoc due to floods, landslides and inundation of settlements across the country. About Hundreds of houses have been waterlogged and many have been swept away in different parts of the country, especially in mid-western and eastern development region.