Death toll from floods, landslides rises to 91 in Nepal
- Author: Jon Douglas Aug 15, 2017,
Aug 15, 2017, 0:10
At least 143 people have died after monsoon rains have caused floods in India and Nepal, Darik reported.
Dozens of Maldivian students have been affected by the flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in Nepal which have left more than 30 people dead in the past 24 hours.
Electricity supply has been hit in most parts of eastern Nepal and telecom services are down in numerous affected districts.
All the 35 Indian nationals, who were stranded in Sauraha, a part of the Chitawan National Park, have been rescued, an Indian Embassy spokesperson said.
Some 36 people were missing in 23 districts across the country's densely populated southern plains, which border India.
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. The swollen Rapti and Budhirapti Rivers have inundated many hotels in the tourist destination.
Many cities in the region have been inundated, The Kathmandu Post reported.
Security agencies, including Nepal Police, the army and Armed Police Force, have been mobilised in the southern Terai districts for the relief and rescue operations. According to the Metrological Forecasting Division (MFD) of Nepali government, the rainfall will continue for several more days which potentially resulting to the increase of water level of major rivers.
The monsoon was gradually getting weaker in the east and moving towards the west, it added.