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61 people were killed in the first month of monsoon this year

Buildings at Melamchi Bazaar, Sindhupalchok are buried in mud after June 15 flood. Post File 
Chandan Kumar Mandal
: July 22, 2021 ,Kathmandu
At least two people have been losing lives in rain-related incidents every day across the country this monsoon season.

Government data on the loss and damage caused by the ongoing monsoon in its first month show that 61 people have died in rain-related incidents in various districts.

According to the First Monthly Report on Monsoon 2021 of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority released on Tuesday, 61 people lost their lives between June 11 and July 15.

Of the total deaths, 28 were due to floods, 26 were caused by landslides and the remaining seven were due to heavy rainfall, the authority’s data show.

“The impact of the monsoon has been devastating,” said Bishwa Prakash Aryal, joint secretary and spokesperson for the authority. “There have been more such monsoon-related incidents in the first month as compared to the first month of the last year, although human casualties were much higher in 2020.”

Last year’s monsoon was the deadliest in several years, with the country recording 305 rain-related incidents that killed 106 people, left 46 missing and 95 injured in the first month—between June 14 and July 14.The situation is no less frightening this time.thekathmandupost/from




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