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38 people killed and 51 injured in landslides caused by rain and floods in Nepal


Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains across Nepal have left at least 38 dead, including seven children, and more than 50 injured in the past 20 days, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

The ministry said 51 people were injured and 24 people, including three children, went missing in flood and landslide incidents in different parts of the country.

Likewise, 1,250 people were evacuated from different parts of the country that were affected by the natural disaster, he said.

Five people were killed in Sindhupalchowk district, four in Doti district, three each in Gorkha and Rolpa, two each in Chitawan, Tanhun, Pyuthan and Rautahat, one each in Lalitpur, Khotang, Saptari, Kavre, Dhading, Sindhuli , Jumla, Arghakhachi, Dang, Palpa, Kaski, Kalikot, Panchthar, Bajhang and Bajur, the ministry said.

A total of 790 houses were flooded, 519 houses, 90 stables and 19 bridges were destroyed due to flooding and landslides, he said.

Nepalese army personnel, Nepalese police and armed police forces were mobilized to carry out rescue operations. More than 5,100 people were displaced as a result of the natural disaster during this period.

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