Ten people killed and many displaced in monsoon flash floods, landslides in Bhutan, Nepal
Kathmandu — Flash floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have washed away a remote mountain camp in Bhutan, killing 10 people and injuring five, while floods in neighbouring Nepal left at least three dead and seven missing, authorities said.
The Bhutan villagers, who had been collecting cordyceps, a fungus used in medicine, were sleeping when the floodwaters hit just after midnight, aljazeera reported.
In Nepal, police spokesman Basanta Bahadur Kunwar said that rescue teams have recovered three bodies – two in western Nepal and one in the country’s centre.
“Security forces have been working with locals to rescue affected households and relocate to safer places,” Kunwar told DPA news agency.