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Deaths from natural disasters totaled 101 in Nepal

Deaths from natural disasters totaled 101 in Nepal

Kathmandu, Oct 22 (Prensa Latina) Deaths from landslides and floods caused by rains in Nepal totaled 101, while 41 people are still missing; authorities reported today.
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Likewise, 40 people were injured and 2,232 houses got flooded in several places, newspaper The Kathmandu Post underlined. The unusual downpours that started earlier this week from western Nepal caused enormous material damage and displaced hundreds of families across the Himalayan country.

Police data show that 1,177 families were displaced due to landslides and floods.

Nepalese police is coordinating with various agencies and local governments to bring affected families and those living in dangerous areas to safety, Chief Superintendent Basanta Bahadur Kunwar said. Work is also being done to remove roadblocks in order to resume the transport of goods and passengers in different parts of the country.

Sudden and extreme rainfall in the third week of October, almost a month after the time when the monsoon usually ends in Nepal, causes experts to worry about the impact of climate change on the economy and livelihood.

In recent years, Nepal got more rain in a short time, a phenomenon that is slowly becoming a new normal.

Recently, the Intergovernmental Panel of experts on Climate Change described a harsher future for humanity and highlighted the impacts in South Asia, predicting extreme rainfall and river flooding across the region.

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