New Delhi (AFP) — At least 17 people have been killed across Nepal after torrential monsoon rains induced floods and landslides, officials said Friday.
In neighbouring northeastern India the death toll rose to 11, with six dead in Assam and another five in Arunachal Pradesh, officials said.
आज २०७६-०३-२७ गते अविरल वर्षाका कारण देशभर १७ जनाको मृत्यु भएको छ भने ७ जना घाईते भएका छन,७ जना बेपत्ता भएको र खोजतलास भइरहेको,४ जनाको सकुशल उद्धार गरिएको छ।
प्रभावित क्षेत्रहरुमा सम्बन्धित प्रहरी कार्यालयहरुबाट सम्पुर्ण जनशक्ति, श्रोत साधन परिचालन गरि उद्धार कार्य जारी रहेको छ। pic.twitter.com/MaMC8tNvC7
— Nepal Police (@NepalPoliceHQ) July 12, 2019
Heavy rains since Thursday have hit several districts in Nepal, especially in the country’s eastern region and the southern plains.
According to figures released by Nepal’s police, a further seven people have been injured and seven others reported missing.
Three were killed when a wall collapsed in the capital Kathmandu.
“Local authorities and our security officials are all working to rescue people and bring them to safety. Helicopters are on standby if needed,” Home Ministry official Umakanta Adhikari told AFP.
Nepal’s weather department warned Thursday that heavy rains were expected to continue for two days, and advised people to stay alert.
अपडेट: ०७६-३-२७, २०:३०
उच्च जोखिम कहां?
काठमाडौं उपत्यका, बागमती, कमला, प्रदेश २ र ३ का चुरे क्षेत्र
मध्यम जोखिम कहां?
कोसी, कन्काई, प्रदेश १, ५ र ७ का चुरे र तराई क्षेत्र। समग्र पहाडी क्षेत्रमा पहिरो जोखिम
जोखिम कहां छैन?
पश्चिम राप्ति, बबई, कर्णाली, महाकाली
— Nepal Flood Alert! नेपाल बाढी सूचना! (@DHM_FloodEWS) July 12, 2019
Nearly 150 people died last year in Nepal during the rainy season, which typically begins in late June and lasts until the end of August.
In the northeastern Indian state of Assam monsoon floods have now inundated 21 districts, affecting thousands, officials said Friday.
In Bangladesh aid groups were providing rations to Rohingya refugees in the southeast of the country with the UN World Food Programme saying Friday that two people including a child had died.
मनसुन/वर्षातको समयमा अपनाउनु पर्ने सतर्कता तथा अत्यावश्यक सुरक्षाका उपाय सम्बन्धी जानकारी pic.twitter.com/Yz7PIddDy9
— NEOC, MoHA Nepal (@NEOCOfficial) July 12, 2019