Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Update: 60 dead, 21 missing in widespread floods, landslides

Posted by Anup Baral July 27, 2016 :
Floods and landslides have swept across various parts of the country, leaving at least 37 people dead in the last 24 hours. Twenty-six others have gone missing while more than 2,000 houses are inundated. Landslides and floods triggered by incessant rainfall have left 15 dead in Pyuthan district, seven in Gulmi, four in Palpa, three in Makwanpur, two in Udaypur, three in Baglung, one in Banke and two in Rupandehi. Hundreds of families have been displaced in various parts of the country. Monsoon-triggered floods and landslides in Pyuthan claimed at least 15 lives. And at least 23 others in the district have gone missing. Over 200 households are at high risk of being swept away by flooding and landslide.

With an additional 36 deaths confirmed on Wednesday, the death toll from landslides and flooding across the country has risen to 83 while hundreds of homes have been swept away by flood or engulfed by mud and rock slides. Floods and landslides have left 31 injured and as many as 15 are missing. A total of 76 houses have been completely destroyed and two others suffered partial damage, according to a press release from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA). The death toll of 37 in the last two days is the highest ever on record from natural disasters in Pyuthan.

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