2 Sep, Kathmandu : As many as 19 students of different schools have died in the catastrophic flooding and landslides across the country.
Education Ministry’s Information Official, Saraswoti Pokharel, said students from Sindhuli, Doti, Surkhet, Bara, Dang, Kailali, Sarlahi, Banke, Siraha, Saptari, Danusha, Makawanpur and Chitwan were among the dead.
The landslides triggered by monsoon downpour have inflicted damages to 500 school infrastructures. The Ministry stated that details of the losses incurred in Jhapa and Sunsari districts were yet to arrive.
Most of the schools in the affected districts have been used to shelter the flood and landslide victims.
Saptari’s 38 schools have incurred losses amounting to Rs 20 million while Danusha’s 26 schools have suffered losses to properties worth Rs 6.6 million. The government is still collecting data on the losses in other districts.