Monsoon induced disasters affect 33 districts, 28 people dead in 16 days

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Kathmandu: Thirty-three districts of the country have been affected from disasters from June 10-26.

According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Taplejung, Panchthar, Sankhuwasabha, Sindhupalchowk, Rasuwa, Chitwan, Lamjung, Parbat, Myagdi, Nawalparasi East, Gulmi, Dang, Kaski districts were affected the most.

Total 147 disaster-related incidents had occurred during the period in which 28 people lost their lives, added the Ministry. Of them, 14 people were killed in landslides, 13 in lightning and one in flood.  

Similarly, 12 people sustained injuries and 25 houses were completely damaged while 10 suffered partial damages from landslide incidents during the period.

According to the Secretariat of Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane, property worth more than Rs 6.9 million was destroyed by landslides.

Total 68 incidents of lightning took place during the period in which 13 people lost their lives. Twenty-four people were injured from lightning and property worth more than Rs 1.7 million was damaged.

Spokesperson at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, Dr Dijan Bhattarai, said 18 people were killed in disaster incidents on June 25 and 26. Of them, nine died from lightning, and nine from flooding and landslide. (RSS)