Floods and landslides wreak havoc in Nepal, 15 people killed so far

Jul 13 2019 09:10 PM
Floods and landslides wreak havoc in Nepal, 15 people killed so far

KATHMANDU: At least 15 people have been killed and six others are reported missing due to floods and landslides triggered by torrential rains in Nepal. An official has given information in this regard. The Chief of the Nepal Emergency Operations Centre, Bead Nidhi Khanal told the press that more than 200 places across the country have been identified as susceptible to monsoon-related disasters.

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The official said rescue teams are conducting rescue operations and search and rescue operations. Some parts of Nepal's capital Kathmandu have also been submerged in flood water. Three of the dead belonged to the same family. The trio were hit by a wall collapse in their residence in Kathmandu. Three others were killed in a landslide in East Khotang district.

The Chief of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, Archana Shrestha, told the press that heavy rain is expected across the country by Sunday. On the other hand, PM Khadg Prasad Sharma Oli expressed his condolences to the bereaved families of those killed in floods and landslides, tweeting, "My deepest condolences to the families of those killed in the disaster."

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