Nepal Flood: At least 43 Dead, 24 Missing

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The flood in Nepal has also reached dangerous level killing at least 43 people, including 18 women and 20 others injured. Landslides also triggered by torrential rains in various parts of Nepal, according to police officials.

According to the Himalayan Times report, twenty-four people have been reported missing in the rain-related incidents that displaced settlements and disrupted vehicular traffic.

Heavy rainfall triggered Nepal since Thursday which hit more than 25 districts in the hills as well as the southern plains of the country affecting 10,385 households.

Police said that they have rescued 1,104 people from several places across the country with 185 from Kathmandu alone. “A total of 27, 380 police personnel have been deployed across the country for search and rescue operations,” police informed.

Meanwhile, the Flood Forecasting Section (FFS) said that the monsoon is active and the rainfall will continue for another two-three days in most places across the country.

However, the Meteorological Forecasting Division also warned the public to remain on high alert and said that air and road traffic could be affected due to low visibility.

The water levels in the rivers have increased due to incessant rains which triggered since Thursday. FFS, however, said that water level in Bagmati, Kamala, Saptakoshi and its tributary the Sunkoshi has crossed the danger mark.

The Kathmandu Post reported that over the last three days, the country has witnessed heavy rainfall in an indication of the changing rainfall pattern. The country is receiving more rainfall in a short duration of time–an abnormal phenomenon that is slowly becoming a new normal.

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