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At least 48 dead, 35 missing in Nepal’s heavy rains and floods

KATHMANDU: The monsoon rain, floods and landslides across Nepal has so far killed 48 while 35 people have gone missing. Around 1000 people affected by the floods and landslides have been rescued so far from different places, according to Nepal Police.

At least 21 people were injured in the natural disaster. Floods and landslides have killed five in Lalitpur and three each in Kathmandu, Khotang, Kavrepalanchowk, Bhojpur and Makawanpur districts. Likewise, the disaster has left two each dead in Dhading and Sindhuli districts and one each in Okhaldhunga, Ramechhap, Ilam, Jhapa, Sunsari, Bara and Chitwan, Police said.

Among the rescued are 500 in Mahottari, 300 in Rauttahat, 85 in Sindhuli, 60 in Kathmandu, 15 in Udayapur, three in Lalitpur and two in Siraha, on each in Khotang, and one each in Bhaktapur, Makwanpur and Sunsari districts. Among the injured are four in Makawanpur, two in Kavre and one each in Khotang, Ramechhap, Dhaidng, Dolakha, Sunsari and Chitwan. Those missing are four in Sindhuli, two in Bhojpur, one each in Kathmadnu, Panchthar, Jhapa, Udayapur, Morang, Sunsari, Dhading, Makawanpur and Lalitpur, Police further said.

Security personnel have been mobilized to intensify rescue and search for the missing in the flood and landslide affected areas. According to the Home Ministry, the task of clearing debris of flood and landslide from roads in different areas is underway. The Ministry has made the rescue and relief operations effective in the disaster-hit areas.

Published Date: Saturday, July 13th, 2019 | 10:40 PM

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