Death Toll in Nepal Rises to 62 Amid Heavy Monsoon Rains

Death Toll in Nepal Rises to 62 Amid Heavy Monsoon Rains
Death Toll in Nepal Rises to 62 Amid Heavy Monsoon Rains
Death Toll in Nepal Rises to 62 Amid Heavy Monsoon Rains
Death Toll in Nepal Rises to 62 Amid Heavy Monsoon Rains

Death Toll in Nepal Rises to 62 Amid Heavy Monsoon Rains

Death Toll in Nepal Rises to 62 Amid Heavy Monsoon Rains

Death Toll in Nepal Rises to 62 Amid Heavy Monsoon Rains

Key Highlights:

  1. Monsoon-related disasters have killed 62 people in Nepal so far.
  2. Floods, landslides, and lightning have caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure.
  3. Authorities predict more than average rainfall this monsoon season, affecting 1.8 million people.

The death toll in Nepal has risen to 62 as heavy monsoon rains continue to cause devastation across the country. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority under the Ministry of Home Affairs, these deaths have resulted from floods, landslides, and lightning since the onset of the monsoon season.

Currently, four individuals are unaccounted for, and 90 people have sustained injuries. The most recent fatalities include nine deaths in Palpa, three in Dang, two in Kavrepalanchowk, one each in Morang, Kailali, and Udayapur, with two people reported missing due to the floods on Saturday alone. Additionally, five houses were completely destroyed, and eleven were partially damaged.

Landslides have claimed 34 lives, left two missing, and injured 38 people. Forty-three houses have been completely destroyed, and 24 partially damaged due to landslides. Floods and landslides combined have inflicted damage worth approximately eight million six hundred thousand rupees. Furthermore, 19 people have died, and 35 have been injured due to lightning strikes.

Dr. Dijan Bhattarai, spokesperson for the Authority, emphasized ongoing efforts to coordinate with relevant agencies to mitigate further damage, noting that incidents are still increasing. The monsoon season is expected to bring more than average rainfall, potentially affecting 1.8 million people and impacting 412,000 households.

Sunil Pokharel, spokesperson for the Department of Meteorology, mentioned that the risk of flooding is expected to decrease across the country starting Monday.

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