2 killed and 99 injured in Nepal storm

2 people and 99 were injured in the Nepal Storm - Photo: iStock

Two people were killed and at least 99 others are injured after a strong wind storm hit several places in Nepal’s far-western Sudurpaschim province, according to a media report.

The storm hit areas in the two adjoining districts of Kailali and Kanchanpur districts on Thursday (June 6), damaging hundreds of houses. Roads were blocked as trees and utility poles were uprooted. Power was disrupted too following the strong winds.

The Himalayan Times reported that two of the injured have been referred to India for further treatment. Eighteen people are undergoing treatment at various health facilities in Dhangadhi in Kailali district while others have been discharged after treatment.

According to Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the storm lasted for nearly 40 minutes. Most of the houses with zinc sheet roofs have been destroyed, he said. Security personnel from Nepal Police, Army and Armed Police Force have been mobilised for rescue and relief operations.