Death toll in Nepal landslides, floods rises to 49

by Garry Watts August 15, 2017, 0:07
Death toll in Nepal landslides, floods rises to 49

Thirty six people have been reported missing, they added.

According to the minister, 15 districts in the south of the country were affected by the heavy precipitation and around 15,000 homes were flooded.

Monsoon rains, which start in June and continue through to September, are important for farm-dependent Nepal, but they also cause havoc each year.

Shankar Hari Acharya, the chief of Nepal's national emergency centre, said on Sunday that thousands were forced to move to higher grounds.

Similarly, seven persons died in Rautahat floods and landslides, two in Bardiya, one in Dhanusha, Makawanpur, Kailai and Palpa districts each.Jhapa, Morang Sunsari, Sapttari, Siraha, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Banke, Bardiya and Dang districts were the worst affected by flood.

"Search and rescue works are under way but the water levels have not declined yet", he said.

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The government will take up the issue with India during Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba's India visit slated for next week, Shahi said yesterday.

More than 30 people were reported dead on Saturday.

A Kathmandu Post report said that public health experts have warned of water-borne epidemic in the flood-hit areas.

The Nepal Army and Armed Police Force are working on the rescue and relief operation.

The meteorological department forecast that central and western plains were likely to receive heavy rainfall from this evening.

Weathermen have said the extreme rainfall, starting from eastern Nepal, witnessed in the last few days was caused by the formation of a low pressure zone over the hills.


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