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Landslides, floods kill 118 in Nepal during monsoon

Last Updated: Friday, August 23, 2013 - 18:20

Kathmandu: Floods and landslides in Nepal in the past two months have killed 118 people, wounding 31 others and leading to the disappearance of 56 more, the country`s home ministry said Friday.

Out of the 75 districts in Nepal, 46 districts have been affected by floods and landslides, Xinhua reported.

Around 12,000 people have been affected in the rain-triggered natural disaster, out of which, 10,000 have been entirely displaced.

The most number of deaths were recorded in Palpa district in the western hills, while the largest number of cases of disappearance were registered in Udaypur district in the eastern Terai plains.

About 2,500 houses were damaged either totally or partially, while around 1,000 cattle and other livestock were lost.

"We reached to the victims, distributing them with relief materials and cash. But we could not provide prompt services to them as per the expectation," Jhanka Nath Dhakal, spokesperson at the natural disaster management centre said.


First Published: Friday, August 23, 2013 - 18:20

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