Wednesday, July 17, 2024

14 Killed In Nepal As Heavy Rain Triggers Landslides, Floods | Pragativadi | Odisha News, Breaking News Odisha, Latest Odisha News – N.F Times


Kathmandu: At least 14 people have been killed in Nepal due to landslides and flash floods triggered by torrential rainfall and lightning in the past 24 hours.

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRMA) under the Ministry of Home Affairs in Nepal, eight out of the 14 people have been killed in landslides. In contrast, five were killed due to lightning and one due to floods.

The highest number of deaths was reported on Wednesday, when one landslide claimed five lives in Lamjung, two in Kaski and one in Okhaldhunga while the Home Ministry has recorded one death in the incident of flooding.

As per the record from the Nepal home ministry, a total of 28 people have lost lives in the past 17 days (till June 26, 2024), since the activation of the monsoon climatic effect in the Himalayan nation. Along with this, 33 districts have been affected due to the monsoon recording a total of 147 incidents induced within 17 days.

Over the last 17 days, at least 13 people have lost their lives due to lightning, while 14 people died due to landslides. Monsoon arrived on time in Nepal this year, and the country’s mortality rate due to heavy rainfall remains high.


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