Two dead, 100 injured as storm hits Nepal’s far-western region


Kathmandu: At least two people lost their lives and a hundred were injured after a storm hit Nepal`s Kailali and Kanchanpur districts in the Far-Western Development Region on Thursday evening.

While 77 people were wounded due to the storms in Kailali, 23 people have been injured in Kanchanpur, taking the total count up to a hundred.”Two people are confirmed dead and over 77 are injured as the storm hit the district on Thursday evening,” the Chief District Officer of Kailali district, Yagyaraj Bohara, confirmed to ANI over the phone.

The dead were identified as 47-year-old Lahanu Chaudhary and Birbahadur Chaudhary, whose age is yet to be determined.”We have already started an assessment of the damage caused by the storm last evening. The search and rescue operation is over now. Out of the 77 injured, four are in a critical condition and currently undergoing treatment at hospitals like the Seti Zonal Hospital,” CDO Bohara added.

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