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Floods, landslides claim 113 lives in Nepal

At least 113 people were killed and 67 others injured in the rain induced floods and disasters in this monsoon, Home Ministry officials said.

Kathmandu: Floods and landslides triggered by incessant monsoon rains across Nepal have claimed at least 113 lives while 38 people are still missing, officials said on Sunday.

Parts of central and southern Nepal including some areas of Kathmandu valley have been inundated due to incessant rains since last two weeks.

At least 113 people were killed and 67 others injured in the rain induced floods and disasters in this monsoon, Home Ministry officials said.

At least 38 people have gone missing in the latest incidents of and floods across Nepal.

The rain induced disasters have affected 67 out of total 77 districts of the country.

The government has mobilized army and police personnel for works.

With the situation remaining grim, Nepal has appealed to the international agencies for help to prevent the possible water-borne diseases and to ensure proper health services to the tens of thousands of people affected.

Casualties in parts of India

Last week, parts of north, east and north-east India were heavily affected due to floods. The flood situation remained grim in parts of the north-east and Bihar as the death toll mounted to 44, with 7 million people affected, even as north India witnessed widespread rainfall.

In Assam, the deluge had spread to 30 of the State’s 33 districts, affecting nearly 4.3 million people and claiming 15 lives, besides submerging rhino habitats in the Kaziranga National Park, the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and the Manas National Park.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had spoken to Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal over the phone and discussed the prevailing situation. Altogether, 4,157 villages were reeling from the impact of the floods that have overrun 1,53,211 hectares of farmland with standing crops, the Assam State Disaster Management Authority had reported.

The death toll in the Bihar floods had mounted to 24, with 2.6 million people reeling from the deluge in 12 districts of the State, following incessant rainfall in neighbouring Nepal.

 

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