27 dead and 22 injured within 16 days of monsoon arrival
26 still missing
KATHMANDU: In the 16 days since the onset of the monsoon in Nepal, 27 people have died. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, 27 people have died in 144 disasters due to floods, landslides and heavy rains between 14th june and 29th June.
According to the Authority, 36 people have gone missing, 22 injured and 676 families have been displaced due to three types of monsoon-related disaster during the period.
According to the Authority, 36 people have gone missing, 22 injured and 676 families have been displaced due to three types of monsoon-related incidents during the period. According to Chief Executive Officer Anil Pokharel, 15 people died, 7 injured and 25 others went missing in the floods.
11 people died in 67 landslides; one is still missing. Similarly, 14 people have been injured and 37 families have been displaced. Similarly, one person died and another injured due to heavy rains. 55 families have been displaced.
Death toll increased by 50%
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, the death toll from monsoon-related incidents has risen by 50 % compared to last year. 18 people had died at the same time last year. But this year, 27 people have lost their lives.
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, the death toll from monsoon-related accidents has risen by 50 percent compared to last year. 18 people had died in the same period last year. But this year, 27 people have lost their lives.
Not a single person went missing during the same period last year. But this year, 26 people have gone missing. While 15 people were injured last year, 22 have been injured this year. The number of monsoon-related disasters has doubled this year as compared to the previous year. There were 74 monsoon-related disasters in the same period last year, but this year, there have been 144 incidents of disaster.
Complete damage to 462 houses, partial damage to 110 houses
The disaster has caused complete damage to 462 houses and partial damage to 110 houses. Similarly, 21 government offices, 19 suspension bridges, 7 concrete bridges, 5 community schools and 12 hydropower projects have been damaged.
The most affected areas are Sindhupalchowk and Manang. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, 36 districts have been most affected by the monsoon so far.
Floods, landslides and heavy rains have also damaged six roads across the country. The road leading to Hydropower in Sindhupalchowk has been completely blocked at Liping in Bhotekoshi village municipality-2. The road to Araniko Highway in Sindhupalchowk has been blocked in Bhotekoshi village municipality -2 Kodari.
The road has been completely blocked due to a landslide in Bhimphedi village municipality -6 Gadhi of Makwanpur. Similarly, the Besisahar-Manang road of Lamjung is being reopened after Marsyangdi municipality -4 Chame and Ram Bazaar was blocked.
Chame village municipality -3 Koto, Chame and Homdebazar of Manang-Bensihar road in Manang have been blocked due to landslide. Budhinanda Municipality-2 of Bajura’s Matard-Kolti road section is completely blocked due to flood.
More than 1,600 rescued
Due to the incessant rains on the night of 15th June, 300 people from Manang Chame and 200 people from Taalgaun have been shifted to safer places. Helicopters had rescued 118 people at risk in different parts of Manang.
In the Helambu and Melamchi areas of Sindhupalchowk, 500 people from Helambu and 600 people from Melamchi who have been at risk of floods and landslides since 15th June have been shifted to safer places at the initiative of the local administration and local level. A total of 123 people have been rescued by Nepal Army helicopters since the morning of 16th June.
On the same day, 250 tarpaulins and 100 tent and 50 sleeping bags were delivered to Melamchi and handed over to the District Disaster Management Committee. An additional 110 tents and 150 tarpaulins were shifted to Chautara, the district headquarters of Sindhupalchowk on 15th june. Helicopters sent 2 generators, 15 tents, 45 blankets and 20 sleeping bags.
The World Food Program (WFP) had rescued two people from Jumunubri Salleri in the northern region of Gorkha on 17th June, while the Ministry of Home Affairs had sent 47 tarpaulins and 30 plastic seats. 4 people were rescued from a Simrik Air helicopter in Sulikot on 21st June.
More than 3,000 tarpaulin and more than 1,200 tents sent
According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, more than 3,000 tarpaulins and more than 1,200 tents were sent. 3,106 tarpaulins and 1,229 tents have been sent to 11 districts in all 7 provinces, provincial warehouses and districts.
Similarly, 60 plastic sheets, 10 blankets, 144 sleeping bags, 80 blankets, 2 generators and 200 litres of diesel have been sent.
They have been sent to Manang, Sindhupalchowk, Gorkha, Bajura, Gulmi, Arghakhanchi, Sunsari, Rupandehi, Banke, Surkhet and Kailali.
At the initiative of the international organization, 1,627 mattresses, 969 blankets, 1,595 tripods, 206 tents, 607 sacks and 367 utensils have been distributed to. Of which, it has been distributed in Province 1, Bagmati and Lumbini province.
Similarly, the Nepal Red Cross Society has donated 24 non-food items, 76 tarpaulins, 152 blankets, 200 mattresses, 108 hygiene kits, 50 dignity kits, 108 buckets, 76 ropes, 20 shelter kits, 100 mosquito nets, a tent and 30 emergency toilets.
Release of Rs. 200 million for the first installment
For the reconstruction of private houses, Rs. 197.73 million has been disbursed in the first installment in 20 districts so far.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority has also allocated a budget for search, rescue and purchase of necessary materials in the coming year.