Death toll from floods/landslides reaches 91: Home Ministry

Kathmandu: The Ministry of Home Affairs has said that a total of 91 people have lost their lives due to floods, landslides and inundations in different districts caused by the recent torrential rainfall.

Issuing a press statement here Monday, the Ministry said that 38 persons are still missing while 25 have sustained injuries and 2,847 houses were completely damaged in the disaster.

The Ministry has stated that normal life in different parts of the country was severely affected while a large number of people were reported displaced by floods, landslides and inundations.

The Ministry has also said that the government has accelerated the task of rescue and relief operations as well as search for those missing in the flooding and inundation, with more than 26,700 security personnel directly deployed for post-disaster rescue and relief operations.

The Ministry said that a total of 13 helicopters including seven of Nepal Army, motorboats, rubber boats and other equipments are being used for search, rescue and relief measures.

Ministry’s spokesperson Ram Krishna Subedi said that tarps, cooking pots, dry foods, salt, vegetable oil and other relief materials have also been distributed in the affected districts. RSS