According to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), at least 14 people were killed by a landslide in Morang district, taking the death toll in the district to 17 and overall to 80. And while emergency forces are still trying to reach all injured areas, access to some of which is severely hampered, the government announced 47 people missing and probably dead.
Floods and landslips caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 25 people in the last two days across Nepal, officials said on Saturday. NRCS has already deployed 448 Red Cross volunteers including District Disaster Response Team (DDRT) members, trained First Aid and National Disaster Response Team (NDRT) members on the ground for immediate response.
The latest data released by the ministry shows that 21 districts have been hit badly by the flash floods and landslides, The Himalayan Times reported. However, the Nepal electricity authority has said that it will take over a week to replace the electricity facility in the affected areas.
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Around 600 tourists, including 200 Indians, were stranded in Nepal's popular tourist town of Chitwan due to flooding triggered by heavy rains that have claimed 49 lives, officials said on Sunday.
In Nepal, the worst of the flooding was in the southern lowlands known as the Terai, the country's most fertile region and home to much of its agriculture.
It cited the experts as saying that the flooding this monsoon have hit mainly the human population, affecting over six million people in the plains which could trigger epidemic. Landslides on the East-West Highway have also affected the traffic and road networks have been shut.