Forest Fire (19779 ha) in Nepal 09 May 2023

Event summary

This forest fire can have a low humanitarian impact based on the and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID WF 1014260
Countries: Nepal
Start Date - Last detection*: 09 May 2023 - 17 May 2023
Duration (days): 8
People affected: 762 in the burned area
Burned area: 19779 ha
More Info: Global Wildfire Information System

*(Last detection of the thermal anomaly of the fire)


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Eastern hill districts are ill-equipped to fight growing fire incident ... 2023-05-26T04:35+0200.

All family members of Prem Nemwang, residents of Nawamidanda in Panchthar’s Phalgunanda Rural Municipality, went to work in the fields on May 11 leaving his disabled son Man Kumar at home. Thirty-two-year-old Man Kumar, who cannot walk, wou
Thunderstruck in Nepal2023-05-19T07:58+0200.

Three people who had gone yarsagumba picking in Darchula were struck by lightning on Saturday evening. The injured were airlifted to hospital by the Army. On Monday, a family of four was injured when lightning struck them as they slept in t

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