50 Reported Dead in Nepal Floods, 33 People Still Missing

The death toll in the Nepal floods caused by the monsoon rains on Saturday, 13 July, reached 50 with over 25 people left injured and search for 33 missing people is underway, said Nepal police, reported news agency ANI.

Heavy monsoon rains for the past few days have left many settlements at high risk of floods and landslides in several places in Nepal. Transportation has also been disrupted in all major highways.

Rain-fed rivers have also started to erode embankments putting nearby settlements at high risk of flooding.

“The rain-triggered disasters have caused havoc across the country killing at least 28 persons,” the Nepal Police had said in its news bulletin earlier on Saturday.

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Mainly provinces 1 and 2 have been affected due to the landslides and the heavy downpour.

Deaths were reported from various districts, including Lalitpur, Kavre, Kotang, Bhojpur, Makanpur among others.

Meanwhile, human resources and equipment from police offices have been mobilised in the areas affected by the rain-triggered disasters.

“The works related to rescue operation have been intensified,” a senior Home Ministry official said. It is estimated that around 6,000 people have been badly affected by floodwaters that inundated their houses.

People are obliged to stay in community buildings to save their life, My Republica reported.

(With inputs from PTI and ANI)

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