Monsoon-caused disasters claim 51 lives

An aerial view of damage caused by a flood in Melamchi River to Melamchi Drinking Water Project.

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Kathmandu: The monsoon-induced disasters –floods and landslides–have caused the death of 51 persons in different parts of the country this year so far.

The incessant rains triggered landslides and floods which took the lives of 26 males, 15 females, and 10 children.

Five persons died in Sindhupalchowk, four in Doti, three each in Rolpa, Tanahu, Dang, Palpa, Darchula and Gorkha, two each in Chitwan, Pyuthan, Dhading, Myagdi and Rautahat, and one each in Lalitpur, Makwanpur, Sarlahi, Khotang, Saptari, Kavre, Sindhuli, Jumla, Arghakhanchi, Kaski, Kalikot, Panchthar, Bajhang and Bajura.

Seven persons were killed in the last 24 hours alone. As per the updates shared by Police Headquarters, three persons died in Darchula, two in Palpa and one each in Tanahu and Dang.

Similarly, 29 persons have gone missing. As many as 1,268 persons were rescued, said Nepal Police Spokesperson Basant Bahadur Kunwar.