27 people die due to fire, forest fire and lightning in last 24 days

KATHMANDU: At least 27 people have lost their lives to fire, forest fire and lightning in the last 24 days.

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA), the fatalities occurred between April 13 and May 6.

Some 18 people were killed in the fire, six in the forest fire and three in lightning strikes while 90 were injured in the incidents, the NDRRMA sources said.

Meanwhile, the Authority has also approved a procedure to provide financial assistance to the fire victims’ families to build temporary houses. Earlier, such facilities were made available to the Gorkha earthquake victims.


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