Rain Disaster Toll Climbs To 107

The death toll from the recent floods and landslides triggered by the post-monsoon torrential rain in the country has reached 107 by Friday, according to the latest update of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Likewise, 35 persons have gone missing in different parts of the country and 32 sustained injuries.
Province 1 has recorded the highest deaths at 64 followed by Sudurpaschim Province with 32 fatalities, the Home Ministry confirmed.

Similarly, eight deaths were reported from Karnali Province, two from Lumbini Province and one from Bagmati Province.
Likewise, the Sudurpaschim Province has recorded the highest missing cases, with 20, followed by Province 1 with 11 missing cases. Lumbini Province has recorded two missing cases and one each in Karnali Province and Province 2.

According to the update, 71 houses were damaged completely and two partly by the landslides and floods of three days.
Of the total houses damaged by the disaster, 54 were in Sudurpaschim Province and 15 in Province 1.
Province 1 and Sudurpaschim Province were the worst hit by the disaster.

Meanwhile, Minister for Home Affairs Bal Krishna Khand said that there was challenge to take the international community together to face the natural disasters in Nepal.
Speaking at a programme organised in Kathmandu on Friday on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, he said that Nepal was facing unique types of natural disasters that had never been encountered before.

Minister Khand said that Nepal and neighboring countries would also be affected due to natural calamities and climate change. According to him, the challenge of bringing the international community together for disaster management in Nepal has fallen on government’s shoulders.

Similarly, Home Minister Khand has also discussed with Agriculture and Livestock Development Minister Mahendra Ray Yadav about the damages caused by post-monsoon torrential rains in the agricultural sector.
During a meeting held at the Ministry of Home Affairs, the issue of providing relief to the farmers affected by the post-monsoon rain was discussed, Home Minister Khand informed.
“At the meeting we talked about the damage caused to the agricultural sector and discussed about providing relief to the affected farmers,” he said.

Source : TRN,