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Landslides, floods claim 39 lives across Nepal

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 18:52

Kathmandu: At least 39 people have been killed due to floods and landslides triggered by incessant rain over a period of five days in 10 districts across Nepal, the government said on Thursday.

Thirty nine people were killed and 18 others have gone missing since Sunday, according to the Home Ministry.

Seven people were killed in Dailekh district, six each were killed in Kalikot and Doti, and five were killed in Baitadi, the ministry said.

Four people each died in Humla and Palpa whereas three people were killed in Achham district.

Two people died in Kanchanpur and one each were killed in Dolpa and Rupendahi districts.
Seven people have been injured and 194 houses damaged in the disaster across Nepal.

Fourteen of the country`s 75 districts have been declared disaster-hit by the government following the floods, officials said.

Meanwhile, a high-level government team led by Chairman of the Interim Election Government, Khil Raj Regmi today visited the flood-hit areas in western Nepal.

Regmi visited Darchula, Kanchanpur and Kailali districts, which were worst hit by the calamity, according to a Home Ministry official.

Home Minister Madhav Ghimire and Home Secretary Navin Kumar Ghimire were also part of the team.

The government has announced Rs 35,000 as immediate relief to each of the displaced families in the western Nepal districts.

The government has also allocated Rs 50 crore for the reconstruction of infrastructure and relief works in the disaster-hit areas.

PTI

First Published: Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 18:52
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