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Floods, landslides claim 30 lives in Nepal

Floods, landslides claim 30 lives in Nepal

Some 35,843 houses have been inundated, 1,000 houses are damaged and 397 livestock died in the floods, the ministry data said.

Kathmandu: Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains have left more than 30 people dead in Nepal in the past 24 hours, the authorities said on Saturday.

At least 36 persons have been reported missing in the low-lying areas, over 20 injured and thousands of families have been displaced since Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Nepal government has called for assistance in the search, rescue, and distribution of relief in the aftermath of the heavy loss of life and property due to the landslide and floods in different parts of the country.

Many plains districts in the region have been inundated with water, hindering rescue and relief work.

Footage aired on Nepali broadcasters showed villagers wading through waist-high water with their belongings and using boats to reach higher ground.

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In the popular jungle safari resort of Sauraha in Chitwan, hotels were forced to shift their guests to higher floors as waters rushed into the premises.

Narayan Prasad Bhatta, the chief district officer of Chitwan district, said: "We are mobilising all the resources we have to ensure that everyone is safe".

Biratnagar airport in the eastern district of Morang was closed after being submerged in a metre of water, authorities at the worldwide terminal said.

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba expressed his condolences and urged people to remain. Monsoon rains from June to September are important for farm-dependent Nepal, but they also cause havoc each year.

This post was syndicated from The Guardian Nigeria Newspaper - Nigeria and World News.

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