Disaster- Rain-triggered Nepal floods death toll touches 34PTI | Kathmandu | Updated: 14-07-2019 07:20 IST | Created: 14-07-2019 00:12 IST
The death toll from flooding and other rain-triggered incidents in Nepal climbed to 34 on Saturday with over 24 persons still missing, officials said. Heavy monsoon rains for the past few days have left many settlements at high risk of floods and landslides in several places in Nepal. Transportation has also been disrupted in all major highways.
Rain-fed rivers have also started to erode embankments putting nearby settlements at high risk of flooding. "The rain-triggered disasters have caused havoc across the country," the Nepal Police said in its news bulletin.
Meanwhile, human resources and equipment from police officers have been mobilized in the areas affected by rain-triggered disasters. "The works related to rescue operation have been intensified," a senior Home Ministry official said. It is estimated that around 6,000 people have been badly affected by floodwaters that inundated their houses.