Monsoon mayhem: 16 die, 17 missing in floods, landslides

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Kathmandu: A total of 16 people have died in incidents of natural disaster in different parts of the country in the last 24 hours, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA).

The NDRRMA published a bulletin today stating that 16 people died in Kalikot, Mugu, Humla, and Bajura districts while 17 people are reported missing in the past 24 hours.

One person died and one was injured due to incessant rain in Dang and Jumla respectively. Likewise, one person was injured in an incident of fire in Bhaktapur.

Lately, Manthali Airport in Ramechhap district has it has recorded the highest amount of rain (40.4 mm).

According to the NDRRMA data, so far 276 have died and 33 have gone missing in the disaster-related incidents that took place this year, with the majority of the people falling victim to landslides.