Floods and landslides kill 111 people in Nepal


Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and his cabinet colleagues have visited western Nepal, the part of the Himalayan country most affected by floods and landslides, to assess the situation and make sure relief measures are being implemented.

The death toll from flooding caused by heavy rains in the country has risen to 111, with at least 32 people injured and 35 missing, officials said.

Deuba, Finance Minister Janardan Sharma, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Prem Ale Magar and others visited the rural municipality of Kailari, Bhajani municipality, Tikapur municipality and Janaki rural municipality of Kailali district in the western part of the country.

“As floods, landslides and inundation have caused huge loss of life and property, the government is conducting immediate relief and rescue efforts,” Deuba said.

He added that the government will develop plans to deal with flooding and inundation on a long-term basis.

The disaster also caused widespread destruction of crops and property.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, floods damaged up to 2,59,000 metric tons of rice in Lumbini province, Sudur Paschim province and Province 1, causing R$7.22 billion in damage.

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