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Monsoon-induced disasters: 804 natural calamities claims 114 lives since mid-April

(Due to the continuous rain for four days, the water level in Setin River near Dipayal Pipalla Bazaar in Doti has risen, Doti, 8 July, 2020. Photo: Vimal Bahadur Bista)

KATHMANDU:- The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority has recorded 804 monsoon-induced calamities since mid-April to till date. Three people have been missing in various incidents while 349 were injured.
Lightning has accounted for 47 causalities from 154 places, the highest among others, while landslides have claimed lives of 36 across the countries. Thunderbolt injured altogether 161 during this period.
According to the Authority, as many as 3,600 households have been affected by those incidents. A total of 2,525 houses have been partially damaged in the disasters while 245 houses were rendered completely inhabitable, said Authority’s CEO Anil Pokharel.
Likewise, seven people lost their lives to 339 fire incidents while 71 were injured. 10 people succumbed to snakebite out of 23 snakebites cases recorded over this course.
The incident of floods was recorded in 23 places where one person died and one went missing. Similarly, 107 cases of landslide were recorded.

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