Nepal Landslides: At least 17 people were killed in a landslide caused by heavy rain in the western part of Nepal in the last 24 hours. An official gave this information on Saturday. Landslides have occurred in different parts of Achham District of Far West Province. The province is badly affected by floods due to heavy rainfall in the last few days. Acting Chief District Magistrate Dipesh Rizal has confirmed that at least 17 people have died in the landslide in the district. It is about 450 km west of the district capital Kathmandu.

The official said that 11 people injured in the incidents have been airlifted to Surkhet district for treatment. He said three people were reported missing after the landslide. He said that Nepal Police personnel are engaged in relief and rescue as well as search for missing people. The official says that the death toll may increase. He said the Bhimdutt highway connecting seven districts of the province has been blocked due to the disaster. Communication services have also been affected in Achham district due to landslides.

This loss happened last year

The mountainous areas of Nepal see a lot of floods and landslides between June and October. Last year, western Nepal was severely devastation due to floods and landslides. Hundreds of people died in the disaster. There was heavy damage to crops and property due to the natural calamity. According to figures reported by Nepal’s Ministry of Agriculture last year, 2,59,000 metric tonnes of rice was damaged in Lumbini Province, Far West Province and Province One, resulting in a loss of 7.22 billion Nepalese rupees. This time too, due to incidents like floods and landslides in Nepal, heavy damage to the crop is being estimated.

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