Kathmandu, June 20
Seventy-three people lost their lives to various natural disaster-related incidents between mid-April and mid-June.
The highest number of casualties is from lightning. A total of 27 people have died in Nepal after getting hit by lightning in this period.
Similarly, a total of 15 people died due to fire-related incidents. Wild animal attacks in the past year killed 10 people while eight people were swept away by landslides. High gusts of wind also killed eight people in the country while two died after getting bitten by a snake and two due to flood.
The number of people injured due to natural disasters is also high, but the exact data on the injured and the losses caused to the physical properties is not yet available, said an official from Disaster Preparedness Network- Nepal.