The people of Nepal are suffering from unprecedented floods and landslides

Elias Hubbard
August 13, 2017

Continuous rainfall across the country for the past two days and resulting floods and landslides have claimed 49 lives while dozens others are missing across the country.

Home Mnister Janardan Sharma's secretariat informed 36 have gone missing and 17 people are reported injured in floods and landslides across the country.

Heavy rains have triggered landslides in Nepal, which have left at least 47 people dead and thousands of people homeless.

The worse hit districts are Panchthar, Sindhuli, Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Sarlahi, Bara, Dang, Banke, Makawanpur and Palpa.

Five thousand and six hundred trained personnel of the Nepal Police, one thousand 700 APF personnel, and 8,300 Nepalese Army personnel, as well as helicopters, have been mobilized for search and rescue operation, the Ministry has stated. "In Surkhet district, we have evacuated about 200 people to shelters", the statement said.

The District Natural Disaster Rescue Committee in its emergency meeting estimated that around 50,000 people have been hugely affected as floodwaters destroyed foodstuff and other belongings.

Efforts were also on to pack food items to be distributed to those affected by flooding and landslides, while helipads at Nepal Army's barracks have been kept ready for relief distribution. In the country damaged roads and bridges.

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