Whereabouts of 16 missing in monsoon-induced disasters in Baglung still unknown

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Kathmandu - The whereabouts of 16 people missing in landslide and floods during the monsoon were still unknown. Among the 15 went missing in the flood at Bhuji Khola at Dhorpatan Municipality-9 in Baglung district on September 3 while 22 had died in the incident. Likewise, a man went missing when a landslide at Baglung Municipality-1 buried a tipper with driver in it on July 25.

Police ceased the search operation of the missing ones after they were not found dead or alive even after a month of the search operation. As many as 38 people have lost their lives in various the water-induced disasters this monsoon. Area Police Office, Burtibang's police inspector Prakash Singh Bhandari shared that there was very slim chances of finding the missing ones alive and uninjured.

Security personnel had retrieved the dead bodies found in neighbouring Gulmi district too. Information officer at the District Administration Office, Baglung Dhirendraj Panta shared that process was forwarded to provide compensation to the bereaved families considering the missing persons as the deceased ones.

The government has been providing Rs 200,000 as compensation to the families of those dying in the natural disasters. The governments add another Rs 100,000 in the compensation amount if another member of that family has lost his/her life to the natural disasters.

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National News Agency, Nepal

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