17 dead, 6 missing as floods, landslides hit Nepal

Pierre Vaugeois
Août 12, 2017

"As a result of floods and landslides caused by heavy rains that poured in the last 24 hours, in Nepal killed more than 30 people", - stated in the message.

The water level in many rivers has crossed the danger mark and changed their course, with a threat to houses and livelihood.

According to the ministry of home affairs, six people killed in Sunsari district in southern Nepal.

'We are still collecting the details of the loss.

Deaths have also been reported from other districts such as Sindhuli and Banke.

Telephone and electricity lines have also been affected by the heavy downpour making it hard to confirm the full extent of the damage in remote areas, the police chief added.

Nepal government appeals for rescue and relief support
Flooding and landslides kill more than 30 in Nepal: officials

These deaths bring the total toll from this year's monsoon to over 90 since it began in late June.

Images on social media showed the runway at Biratnagar airport in eastern Morang district submerged in a metre (three feet) of water with an empty plane stranded on the tarmac.

Almost 100 people died past year Nepal's rainy season, which usually lasts until the end of August.

Last weekend in the central lowlands, four girls from the same family drowned when they fell into a flooded roadside ditch.

Nepal's Meteorology Department said precipitations reached 227 ml in some districts and announced that moderate to heavy rain was expected to continue in the centre of the country until Monday.

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