April 13, 2024, Saturday
Nepal 1:37:26 pm

46 dead and 29 missing in two months due to floods 

The Nepal Weekly
August 15, 2023
At least two killed, 26 missing in eastern Nepal floods, landslides

In almost two months of monsoon, 46 people have lost their lives in floods and landslides across the country. 9 people are missing and 58 people are injured. According to the data of Ministry of Home Affairs, Emergency Operation Center from 14th June to 13th August, 614 incidents of floods and landslides have been recorded and 5668 households have been affected. While 155 houses were completely damaged by the flood, 679 houses were partially damaged. Apart from physical structures including hydropower projects, bridges and roads, the flood has caused a loss of 98.3 million rupees. 

Taplejung, Panchthar and Sankhuwasabha were the most affected during this period. Three people have died in all the three districts due to the flash floods in the first week of June. 19 people have gone missing in Sankhuwasabha. Three people each have gone missing in Taplejung and Panchthar. In Sankhuwasabha, 53 households were affected and 12 houses were completely damaged. In Taplejung, 1,432 households were affected and 36 houses were completely damaged. In Panchthar, 266 houses were affected and 22 houses were completely damaged. In terms of human losses, four people have died in the landslide in Okhaldhunga, which was the most affected. 36 people have died in landslides in two months. The flood killed 10 people.