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Monsoon-induced disasters: 33 people die in Gandaki State this year

Flood survivors in Gandaki receive over Rs 12 million in relief support

Khabarhub

September 15, 2021

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Monsoon-induced disasters: 33 people die in Gandaki State this year

Flooded Kaligandaki river. (File photo)

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POKHARA: A total of 33 people died, 44 injured and two were missing in the monsoon-induced natural disasters that occurred during monsoon this year in Gandaki Province.

As many as 502 houses were damaged by the monsoon-induced disasters in the province, according to Gandaki Province Chief Minister Krishna Chandra Nepali Pokharel.

He informed that the provincial government provided over Rs 12 million as compensation to flood survivors in the province in the current fiscal year 2021/22.

Pokharel stated the details of the damages on the physical infrastructures were being collected from the local levels and the District Administration Offices in the provinces.

He also said that 502 houses were damaged by the monsoon-induced disasters.

Likewise, five government offices, seven schools, six community buildings, 25 hydropower projects, 36 bridges and roads in 176 places were destroyed by the flood, landslide and inundation.

Meanwhile, 3,770 people from 731 households who were at the risk of disasters were relocated to safer places.

A total of 4,765 people from 1,205 households were provided relief materials worth around Rs 7.9 million while remaining amount were distributed in cash as compensation.

(With inputs from RSS)

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