Maldivian students stranded in Nepal flooding

15 August, 2017, 00:10 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • A Nepalese man looses his balance while crossing a flooded street in Birgunj Nepal Sunday Aug. 13 2017. An official said torrential rain landslides and flooding have killed dozens of people in Nepal over the past three days washing away hundreds

While writing this information bulletin, 64 people have lost their lives, 44 injured and 16 are still missing.

Kathmandu: At least 55 people have died and almost 700 tourists, including 200 Indians, stranded at a popular tourist district in central Nepal due to flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall, officials said today. 22 districts have been affected by the heavy rains.

Monsoon rains from June 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.

At Least 47 people have been killed by flooding triggered by heavy rainfall in Nepal.

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Nepalese men carry children on their shoulders as they wade through flood waters in village Ramgadhwa in Birgunj, Nepal, Sunday.

Likewise, the Ministry has urged the Ministry of Health to dispatch a team of health workers to the affected areas along with medicines.

Huge swathes of the state were submerged in 2008 when a river burst its banks across the border in Nepal, with the two countries trading blame for the disaster. The swollen Rapti and Budhirapti Rivers have inundated many hotels in the tourist destination. More than 30,000 houses have been inundated in flood water. The monsoon, it added, was gradually getting weaker in the east and moving towards the west.

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.

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