- Floods and landslides claim 66 lives across Nepal
- Most affected districts include Jhapa, Sunsari, Morang, Saptari, Sarlahi, Bara, Makawanpur, Sindhuli, Chitwan, Rautahat, Dhanusha, Dang, Banke, Bardiya and Surkhet.
According to the Home Ministry, the death toll from floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains for the past three days has risen to 66. At least 53 people still remain missing in various districts of Nepal.
Government is having difficulty in dispatching necessary assistance and relief materials to the affected families due to the challenging weather.
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According to the Ministry of Information and Communications, SMS services have been made free in flood-affected areas. All telecom service providers of Nepal have waived the SMS charges to aid people caught in floods and landslides across the country.
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Nepal government has decided to provide ex gratia payment of Rs 2 lakh to each family who lost their loved ones in floods and landslides.
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Indian government has issued directives to the concerned authorities to open the dam gates. It was formulated after Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Krishna Bahadur Mahara talked to India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and requested her to open gates of dams in border areas.
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Six members of a family, including a pregnant woman died after a jeep they were travelling submerged in floodwaters on the road in Rajpur Phardahawa Rural Municipality, Rautahat.
Red light at Koshi barrage
|Flooding in Saptari, Nepal (Abdesh Kumar Jha/Kathmandu Post)|
|Landslide kills three children in Nepalgunj (Damodar Bhandari/The Himalayan Times)|
|Flood water destroys a poultry farm in Dang (RSS via THT)|
|Flooding at Biratnagar Airport (My Republica)|
Related Post: Nepal Natural Disasters List 2017 For recent natural disasters Worldwide: http://www.disaster-report.com
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