Nepal Flood: Over 50 Dead, 25 Missing

Nepal Flood

A flood victim is rescued in kathmandu (image Courtesy: Al Jazeera)

Over 50 people have died and 25 others have gone missing in Nepal flood so far.

As per records, in the Nepal flood, triggered by non-stop rains since the last two weeks, a total of 55 people have died.

Moreover, 25 others still remain untraceable.

Nepal’s Home Ministry in a statement on Wednesday said that in a fresh wave of flood on Wednesday, at least four people were feared killed while seven others went missing from the country’s Lamjung district.

“Nine people have sustained injuries in the incident,” wrote India Today quoting Dijan Bhattarai, Chief District Officer of Lamjung.

Bhattarai further said that the dead persons are “yet to be identified”.

“We think the deceased are workers at a hydropower project in the region. Floods also damaged the infrastructure at the hydropower project,” added Bhattarai.

Army, police and the locals have launched a search-cum-rescue operation in the area.

Apart from the flood, the hill districts and villages in the country are now battling mudslides.

On Tuesday morning, mudslides washed away five houses killing eight persons in Gulmi district, 200 kilometres of Kathmandu.

The latest National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC) data reveal that there have 223 reported cases of damages induced by landslides, in which 44 people have died and 13 have gone missing.

Apart from it, eight people were killed due to heavy rainfall.

As per NEOC records, the overall loss incurred by flood, landslide and heavy rainfall counted together is estimated to be at Rs 1,07,89,47,749.

The government authorities have said that it would require them Rs 220 million for rebuilding and reconstructing the destroyed places and the various infrastructures.

Flood in Nepal every year causes massive damage and around Rs 5 billion is spent every year on road and bridge maintenance.

The government authorities and several other organisations are working in tandem to provide food and medicine to the flood-affected.

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