Stories Tagged 'Floods and landslides'
Floods and landslides triggered by severe monsoon rains have killed at least 30 people across the country, with the highest death toll of seven reported from Sunsari. Four have gone missing.
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For a largely agrarian economy like Nepal’s, monsoon is a lifeline. But for many Nepalis, monsoon is also a source of mayhem, as it causes floods and landslides. There have already been a few fatalities this year.
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The Home Ministry has said that a total of 102 people lost their life to water-induced disasters that occurred in different parts of the country since July 25.
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Viral fever and diarrhoea outbreaks have affected many flood victims in Banke. The people in Phattepur, Chaupheri in Holiya, Sonbarsha in Gangapur have been affected the most, health officials said.
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CPN-UML has announced Rs25,000 cash assistance each to floods and landslides victims from party's Natural Disaster Relief Fund.
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As many as 109 people have been killed—47 in landslides and flooding and 62 in lightning bolts—and 197 others have been injured in such natural disasters since April 13, Minister for Home Affairs Shakti Basnet told Parliament on Friday.
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