Over 70 people killed in Nepal floods, landslides since Monday
KATHMANDU: More than 70 people lost their life in floods and landslides in several districts of eastern, central and western Nepal since Monday.
The Ministry of Home Affairs, however, said on Wednesday evening that 66 people are confirmed dead. The maximum number of casualties are reported from Pyuthan district.
MoHA put the death toll of Pyuthan floods and landslides at 31. Updated reports from the district, on the other hand, said 38 people died in Pyuthan.
According to MoHA, 31 people were injured and 15 have gone missing across the country.
Casualties are reported from 14 districts, including Pyuthan, Gulmi (7), Baglung (6), Palpa (4), Rolpa (4), Makawanpur (3), Arghakhanchi (2), Jhapa (2), Rupandehi (2), Kathmandu (1), Dolakha (1), Sarlahi (1), Parbat (1) and Udayapur (1).
According to MoHA, nine people were injured in Gulmi, eight in Parbat, five in Pyuthan, three in Banke, two in Kathmandu, and one each in Sunsari, Baglung, Dolakha, Arghakhanchi, Sindhupalchok and Rupandehi.
MoHA said it has received information that five persons have gone missing in Pyuthan, two each in Arghakhanchi and Gulmi, and one each in Sunsari, Saptari, Jhapa, Dang, Kaski and Kapilvastu.