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Floods, landslides killed 48 across Nepal in the past few days

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Kathmandu, October 20

At least 48 people have lost their lives till this afternoon due to landslides, floods and inundation following heavy rainfall in the past few days in different places of the country.

Similarly, 31 persons have gone missing in the incidents of natural disasters in various districts.

According to the Home Ministry, Ilam recorded the highest number of death cases that stand at 11 followed by Doti that has nine fatalities.

Landslides have resulted in human causalities in both districts.

The ministry’s spokesperson Phanindra Mani Pokharel tells RSS that six persons each in Humla, Dhankuta and Panchthar died due to landslides.

According to the Home Ministry, four persons lost their lives in Baitadi, one each in Kalikot, Dadeldhura, Pyuthan and Udayapur and two in Sunsari.

A total of 23 people have gone missing in Bajhang while one in Doti, two in Pyuthan and five in Ilam. Twenty-three people of different districts were injured in the natural disaster incidents so far.

The chief of the Disaster Management Division of the Home Ministry, Humkala Pandey, shares search for the missing and rescue for those trapped in natural disaster incidents is underway.

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