90 killed in floods, landslides so far, DPM informs House

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bamdev Gautam has informed the Parliament that as many as 90 people were killed in landslides and floods after the beginning of monsoon this year.

Speaking in the meeting of the Legislature-Parliament today, DPM Gautam said that search is on for the 38 people missing in the incidents of landslide and flood and the 48 injured are being treated.

He said that 35 people were killed, four were missing and 19 were injured in landslides in Lumle, Bhadaure and Dhikurpokhari villages of Kaski on July 29. Furthermore, DPM Gautam informed the House the extent of losses caused by the landslides in Myagdi, Taplejung and Rolpa districts as well.

Similarly, it is stated that 117 houses were completely damaged while some school buildings and suspension bridges were also partly damaged in the incidents.

In the meeting, DPM Gautam said that the government was mobilising a mechanism for rescuing the missing, providing treatment to the injured and opening the blocked roads.

The government has provided Rs 45,000 to the families of those killed in the natural disaster. He further informed that the Home Ministry has urged the people who are living in areas at risk of landslides and floods to move to the safer zones.

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Meanwhile, necessary documents related to the government's budget 2015/16 were not available in the Parliament Secretariat today. It affected the discussions on the Appropriation Bill for a while.