Flood death toll hits 79

Published On: July 16, 2019 07:36 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 16: The number of people killed in floods and landslides since Thursday reached 79 on Monday. Dozens are still missing. 

The number of injured, according to Nepal Police, is 43 including 23 male and 20 female.
Police said at least 1,446 were rescued over the last couple of days when incessant rains triggered floods and landslides in various parts of the country.

The heavy rain has caused disruption in major highways and roads connecting the capital city Kathmandu and other major towns and villages both in tarai and the hills.

Vehicular movement in tarai districts mainly in Province 2 has been badly affected due to floods since the last couple of days.

Meanwhile, our correspondent from Rautahat reported that with the level of water receding in various rivers in Rautahat, nine bodies have been recovered from various parts of Gaur Municipality and its nearby villages.

The continuous rains since last Thursday had completely inundated Gaur and other villages.
According to DSP Nabin Karki of Rautahat district police office, those found dead include children and youths. 

According to Karki, the water level in the district receded significantly only after the structure built by India in the no-man’s land along Nepal-India border collapsed by floods.

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