Floods claim 143 lives in Nepal: Home Ministry

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KATHMANDU — The Ministry of Home Affairs, Nepal has said that the flood, landslides, and inundations occurred in the country claimed lives of 143 people.

Issuing a press statement this evening, the Ministry said that a total of 30 persons were still missing while 43 got injuries.

Likewise, 79,812 houses were completely damaged from the flood, landslides, and inundation while 144,444 houses were partially damaged in the disaster.

The Ministry has also said that the relief distribution was going on in the war footing in the affected districts.

The Ministry added that a helicopter of the Nepal Army transported a total of 1200 kilograms of relief materials from Dhading district headquarters to Ruby Valley.

Likewise, relief materials and tarps were sent to Rautahat and Parsa districts in two trucks of the Armed Police Force, Nepal from the Nepal Food Corporation (NFC), Thapathali.

The relief distribution was continuous in Mahottari, Sunsari and Siraha districts.

The Ministry added that tarps, blankets, mattress, mosquito nets, cooking pots and rice were provided to the affected families.

As per the decision of the government, Rs 200,000 is being distributed to the families of those killed in the flood, landslides, and inundation. RSS