Published: Thursday 15 November 2001

Various natural disasters and epidemics have claimed a total of 364 lives and damaged property worth millions in Nepal starting from April 2001, the country's home ministry has stated. While the floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains have taken 167 lives, various epidemics have killed 154 people, said Gopendra Bahadur, the ministry's spokesperson. Similarly fires have claimed 12 lives, windstorm and hailstorm two lives and thunderbolts 29 lives.

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