Siddhababa tunnel
A landslide buried the entrance of the Siddhababa tunnel.

Kathmandu, August 10

Monsoon-induced disasters have affected 50 districts of the country.

According to the Home Ministry, as many as 41 people have so far died and 31 have disappeared due to monsoon-induced disasters, including floods and landslides.

The head of the Disaster and Conflict Management Division Mahadev Panth informed that at least 55 people were injured in the incidents of natural calamities in the districts.

He reported that there have been casualties in 20 out of the 50 districts affected by the disaster. The fatalities have occurred specifically in these 20 districts.

Likewise, people from six districts, including Sankhuwasabha, Taplejung, Panchthar, Dolakha, Makawanpur and Mahottari are missing, informed joint secretary Panth.

As per the database of the Ministry, 55 people from 28 districts have sustained injuries.

In the incidents, a total of 130 houses were completely damaged while 193 houses were partially damaged.

A huge loss of lives and properties was reported in the eastern districts of Nepal, including Panchthar, Sankhuwasabha and Taplejung.

The incidents of intermittent downpours during the monsoon triggered floods and landslides in different districts. Some districts have yet to witness rainfalls in the monsoon.

A National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) study has stated over a million people would be affected by monsoon-induced disasters in 2023.

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