Death toll in Tarai floods reaches 120The death toll from floods and landslides across the country over the past four days has reached 120 and at least 35 people have been missing, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Tuesday.
The death toll from floods and landslides across the country over the past four days has reached 120 and at least 35 people have been missing, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Tuesday.
Addressing a meeting of Legislatrue-Parliament on Tuesday afternoon, Home Minister Janardhan Sharma said around 80 percent of the land in flood-affected Tarai districts have been inundated. The floods triggered by torrential rainfall have destroyed thousands of houses and left scores of people injured, he said.
The Home Minister informed that the government has started distributing Rs 200,000 each to the next of kin of those deceased in the disaster and Rs 10,000 each to family whose house has been destroyed.
He said the government is working so as to reach out to all the victims of recent natural disasters by Wednesday.
The ministry has deployed over 26,000 human resources, including the security personnel, for search and rescue operations. Seven choppers of the Nepal Army and six helicopters of private companies along with rubber boats and motor boats have been mobilised in the flood-hit areas.
The Home Ministry further said that relief distribution in the 12 flood-affected districts in Tarai has been begun from Monday.