KATHMANDU, Sept. 24: One hundred and two people were killed and 43 others have been missing in floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains over the last five months.
This information was given out by Ekmani Nepal, assistant spokesman at the Ministry of Home Affairs, in the regular spokesman-journalists meet organized at the Ministry of Information and Communications here today.
He said 33 people died due to diarrhoea while 89 died due to lightning.
Assistant spokesman Nepal also said that the Council of Ministers on August 27 made a decision to create 1,041 various posts in the Nepal Police to implement the Action Plan for Maintaining Gender Balance in the Nepal Police, 2010.
Spokesman at the Ministry of Defence Dwarika Prasad Acharya said that 173 people were treated for snakebites at the Nepal Army´s snake bite treatment centres in different places of the country in the last month.
Assistant spokesman at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi, said the ministry collected revenue worth Rs 180.5 million in the last month from passports and travel documents it issued in that period.
Under Secretary at the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Diwas Acahrya, said that the ministry issued Rs 16,950,000 as ex-gratia compensation to the next of kin of the 113 Nepali workers who died in course of employment abroad in the last two months period.