Over 100 killed as heavy rains trigger floods, landslides in Nepal
Search and rescue operations have been pressed into service with the help of Nepal Army, police and local people in different parts of the Himalayan country
More than 100 people have been killed in rain- triggered floods and landslides in Nepal.
As per Nepal Home Ministry statement on Thursday, 41 people have gone missing and the same number of people were been injured.
The number of people killed from flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rains in Nepal climbed to 104 on Thursday after 16 more fatalities were reported from various parts of the country, the statement said.
The highest number of deaths, 62 were reported from Province No. 1, followed by Sudur Paschim Province with 31 deaths and Karnali Province with seven deaths, it noted. Three persons were killed in Lumbini province and one in Bagmati province, it added.
Search for the missing and rescue for those trapped in natural disaster incidents is being carried out with the help of the Nepal Army, Nepal Police and local people in different parts of the country.
Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has announced appropriate relief to the families of the deceased and those affected by the floods and landslides.
Earlier on Wednesday, during a meeting of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council held in Kathmandu, Prime Minister Deuba decided to provide rescue, relief and compensation to the flood and landslide victims in different parts of the country.
The meeting also decided to effectively carry out relief and rescue work in the affected areas.