In Nepal, 85 people died and 46 were missing in monsoon-related disasters



In recent times, disasters caused by the monsoon have left 465 people dead and 4 missing in different parts of the country.


At a meeting of the State Affairs and Governance Committee in the House of Representatives on Monday, Home Secretary Maheshwar Nupen told MPs that 85 people had died in the floods and landslides, 46 were still missing and a search operation was underway to find their whereabouts.

According to him, to date, 134 houses have been damaged by floods and landslides. At the meeting, 11,000 households in 14 districts were at high risk of monsoon-related disasters, the Home Secretary said. “About 700 homes need to be evacuated immediately,” Newman said.

Secretary Nupen said the ministry was taking steps to prevent floods and landslides in coordination with local agencies. Parbat, Palpa, Bajang, Gulmi, Sindhupalchok, Rukum, Kaski, Jazarkot, Dolkha, Sarlahi, Tanahun, and Shankhuvasabha are most affected by monsoons during this monsoon season.

At the meeting, legislators from various parties urged the federal government to effectively launch relief and rehabilitation packages in flood and landslide-prone areas with the coordination of local units. Landslides and flash floods are a common occurrence in Nepal during the June-September monsoons every year.

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