NT: Nepal: The loss of life came to 91 as of Monday evening. As per the Home Ministry, 38 people are as yet lost and 25 others have been harmed. The service said in a press articulation that 2,847 houses have been totally harmed and 3,727 structures somewhat harmed.
Monsoon rains that started since Friday have created mayhem in the eastern, central and western tarai affecting thousands of families. More natural calamities are expected to follow as meteorologists have predicted the rainfall to continue till Tuesday.
According to Home Ministry, nine people in Rautahat, eight in Sunsari; six in Morang; four each in Sindhuli and Jhapa; three each in Dang, Banke, Sarlahi, Makawanpur and Surkhet; two each in Bardiya, Bara, Panchthar, Mahottari, Humla, Baglung, Sarhali and Chitwan; and one each in Dhanusha, Palpa, Ilam and Kapilvastu have been confirmed dead.
Police, however, have said that 76 people have already lost their lives. “The figure could go up as a joint team of security forces have been carrying out search and rescue,” said Nepal Police spokesperson DIG Pushkar Karki. He said that around 34,000 families have been displaced by the floods and landslides.
Officials at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) the actual number of displaced families could be much higher as many villages are still awaiting rescue and evacuations. The search and rescue teams have not been able to reach several affected villages due to bad weather.
The government has not been able to dispatch necessary assistance and relief materials to the affected families due to the challenging weather. Several districts in the tarai have been witnessing continuous rains for the third straight day.