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Monsoon-induced disaster: 3,000 houses inundated, 900 damaged

(The settlement of Helmu Chanaute is at risk due to the flood in Melamchi river. Residents along the river from Timbu to Melamchi Bazaar are still at risk of floods due to continuous rains and monsoon. Sindhupalchok, August 29, 2021. Photo: Devraj Subedi)

KATHMANDU:- A total of 3,180 houses have been inundated due to floods during the current monsoon season. According to the Nepal Police headquarters, 153 cowsheds, 60 bridges, eight schools and 14 government offices including 900 houses have been damaged due to the landslide. A total of 1,087 animals have perished mid-June.

During the period, 5,924 people from 1,209 households were displaced due to 1,130 incidents of disaster, said Nepal Police Spokesperson Senior Superintendent of Police Basant Kunwar.

Meanwhile, as many as 91 people have died in floods and landslides in different parts of the country due to incessant rains since the onset of monsoon, according to police. The deceased include 46 men, 23 women, 10 boys and 12 girls.

Floods and inundation have injured 116 people during the period. Forty-four people have gone missing in the floods. The search for the missing continues. According to the SSP Kunwar, 1,275 people affected by the disaster have been rescued from various places in the country.

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