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31 Killed, 43 Missing In Rain-Related Incidents In Nepal: Reports

Some bridges collapsed and highways were obstructed. A few cities and airports are inundated and, in some districts, some human settlements were submerged under the floods in Nepal, as per the reports.

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Kathmandu: At least 31 people were killed while 43 others are missing as incessant rain and landslides since last week has caused havoc in many parts of Nepal, media reports said on Wednesday.

Nepal’s Disaster Management Division said that rain-related incidents have also injured 22 people in various parts of the country.

“Till now the rain and incidents related to it have taken the lives of 31 people. Seven people were killed in Ilam, six in Panchthar, seven in Doti, six in Dhankuta, three in Sunsari, and one each in Kalikot and Dadeldhura,” Humkala Pandey, the chief of the Disaster Management Authority informed the reporters.

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He said, “43 people of different districts, including 6 in Humla, 23 in Bajhang, and 4 in Kailali have gone missing in the landslides.”

“A total of 700 people have been rescued so far in various districts,” he added.

Some bridges collapsed and highways were obstructed. A few cities and airports are inundated and, in some districts, some human settlements were submerged under the floods, another report in The Himalayan Times newspaper reported.

According to the officials, 19 districts of Nepal have been badly impacted by the rain-related incidents.

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