Flood and landslide outbreaks continue in Nepal, 90 killed so far

Jul 18 2019 11:58 PM
Flood and landslide outbreaks continue in Nepal, 90 killed so far

Kathmandu: Flood outbreak continues in Nepal Landslides along with floods have also added to the woes of the people. So far 90 people have been killed in this small Terai country bordering India while 29 people are reported to be missing. According to Nepal's Interior Ministry, 3366 people have been rescued so far. Relief and rescue operations are going on at full speed.

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The Home Ministry said in a briefing that about 35,000 people have been affected by the devastation. The lives of people in the lower reaches of the country have been greatly affected. More than 20 out of 77 districts of Nepal are in the grip of floods and landslides. Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force have been deployed to carry out rescue and relief operations in the disaster affected districts. Due to the spate of rivers, the dam has been breached and water has entered the villages and people have been evacuated to the affected places.

More than 13,000 families have been displaced in such areas where 3,500 houses have been completely destroyed. According to the Meteorological Department, though the water level in many major rivers is gradually receding, people have been warned to remain alert as rain continues in many parts of the country. Nepal usually has monsoons in July and August. This time too, rains have worsened the situation due to floods and landslides in the early weeks of July.

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