More Than 100 Killed as Floods, Landslides Devastate Nepal, India

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Post-monsoon rainfall has triggered landslides and flash floods in Nepal, sidesplitting astatine slightest 77 radical implicit the past fewer days arsenic rescuers connected Wednesday recovered much than 30 bodies, authorities said.

Twenty-four deaths person been reported successful the Panchthar territory of eastbound Nepal bordering India, 13 successful neighboring, and 12 successful Doti successful westbound Nepal, interior ministry authoritative Dil Kumar Tamang said.

Heavy rainfall has triggered flash floods and landslides successful Nepal and neighboring India since earlier this week, leaving thousands of radical displaced portion damaging crops and properties. Excessive rainfall has caused a batch of harm successful India, sidesplitting astatine slightest 46 people, officials said connected Wednesday.

Epoch Times Photo Commuters basal connected a flyover connected a flooded nationalist road aft stream Kosi overflowed pursuing dense rains adjacent Rampur successful India’s Uttar Pradesh authorities connected Oct. 20, 2021. (AFP via Getty Images)

On Tuesday, 60 radical successful a landslide-hit colony successful the Baitadi district in westbound Nepal had been marooned by floods for 2 days, waiting to beryllium airlifted.

“About 60 radical are awaiting rescue successful Sigas Village Council’s Dhungad village, we couldn’t rescue them connected Tuesday,” said Mohan Adhikari, the district’s main officer, India TV-News reported.

“The Nepal Army chopper couldn’t transportation retired the rescue cognition and the full village, which has been surrounded by h2o from each side, has present turned into an island,” the administrative serviceman explained.

A fig of further casualties were reported successful aggregate different regions of Nepal, including 3 radical successful Baitadi and 2 radical successful the Salyan district. The ministry said that 22 radical person been wounded truthful far, and 26 stay missing.

Epoch Times Photo Aircraft basal connected the tarmac of a flooded home airdrome aft dense rains successful Biratnagar, Nepal, connected Oct. 20, 2021. (Lila Ballav Ghimire/AFP via Getty Images)
Epoch Times Photo A antheral wades done the flooded entranceway of a home airdrome aft dense rains successful Biratnagar, Nepal, connected Oct. 20, 2021. (Lila Ballav Ghimire/AFP via Getty Images)

Humkala Pandey, an authoritative with Nepal’s disasters absorption division, said it is imaginable for the decease toll to summation further successful the coming days arsenic it is inactive raining successful galore places.

Authorities said the authorities would supply $1,700 arsenic a alleviation to the families of each dormant unfortunate and escaped attraction for the injured.

Television footage showed rice paddy crops submerged oregon washed away, and rivers sweeping distant bridges, roads, houses, and the runway of an airdrome successful the metropolis of Biratnagar.

There are “chances of dense rainfall successful immoderate places and airy to mean snowfall” successful the eastbound mountainous areas, the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology said successful a forecast for the adjacent 2 days.

Flash floods and landslides are communal successful Nepal and India during the monsoon play from mid-June done September.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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