KATHMANDU:- One hundred and twenty one persons have died and 28 are missing in the various disaster incidents till date since October 18, the Ministry of Home affairs said.
As per the information provided by the National Emergency Operations Centre under the Ministry, a total 44 people have been injured and 179 houses have been damaged due to the disaster-related incidents throughout the country.
The loss of life and property occurred due to the disasters triggered by the incessant rains since October 17 until October 20.
The precipitation was caused by the combined influence of two weather systems that developed a week after the exit of the monsoon. The eastern and far-western regions of the country were badly affected by the torrential rains. Large landslides triggered by the rains resulted in the loss of human lives.
The highest number of casualties was reported on October 20. Sixty three people were killed and 19 went missing due to rain-induced disaster incidents on this day. Twenty nine people died on October 21 and 13 persons were killed on October 22.
The Ministry has said a search is on for the people gone missing in the disaster-related incidents while shelters are being managed for those displaced due to the same.
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