At least 23 killed in floods and landslides in Nepal

Flood threat looms over Bihar after incessant rains create havoc in Nepal

At least 23 killed in floods and landslides in Nepal

"As a result of floods and landslides caused by heavy rains that poured in the last 24 hours, in Nepal killed more than 30 people", - stated in the message.

A statement released on Saturday said six persons were killed in Sunsari, four each in Kalikot, Rasuwa, Sindhuli and Chitwan, three in Panchthar, three in Banke, two in Baglung and one each in Jhapa and Makwanpur districts.

Ten more people were missing and the number of dead looked set to climb as large parts of the country were under water, officials said.

"We are still collecting the details of the loss".

Telephone and electricity lines have also been affected by the heavy downpour making it hard to confirm the full extent of the damage in remote areas, the police chief added.

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Nepalese Home Minister Janardan Sharma said that all the security agencies will be mobilised in an integrated manner for carrying out the rescue operations.

These deaths bring the total toll from this year's monsoon to over 90 since it began in late June.

So, in the Eastern city of Biratnagar runway of the airport is also covered with water, which led to the suspension of flights. Almost 100 people died past year in Nepal during the rainy season, which typically begins in late June and lasts until the end of August.

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