Death toll climbs to 88 in floods, landslides; 30 still missing

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Kathmandu: As many as 88 people have lost their lives in the recent incidents of floods, landslides and inundation that occurred in different parts of the countries following unseasoned rains, the Home Ministry data reveals.

According to the Home Ministry’s Disaster Management Division, total of 30 people have so far gone missing in the incidents.

Most of them were killed in landslides. Today alone, 11 people have been confirmed to lose their lives. As many as 63 people died last Wednesday while it was 14 on Tuesday.

Panchthar district saw the highest number of death (27) in the recent disastrous incidents. Ilam and Doti witnessed the deaths of an equal of 13 people.

Human loss was also reported in different 15 districts, including Kalikot, Baitadi, Dadeldhura, Bajhang, Humla, Solukhumbu, Pyuthan, Dhankuta, Morang, Sunsari and Udayapur, shared Division Chief Humkala Pandey.

The recent disaster has affected 20 districts. Bajhang saw the highest number of missing (21) in the recent incidents of flood and landslide.

Four people have gone missing in Panchthar as informed. The weather condition is improving from today.