16 dead, 22 missing as monsoon rains wreak havoc in Nepal

Updated:1 month, 1 week ago

Kathmandu (Nepal), June 19 (ANI): At least 16 people have died, while 22 are still missing due to flooding and landslide incidents in Nepal since Sunday, as monsoon rain wreaked havoc in the Himalayan Nation. The Ministry of Home Affairs has recorded the mayhem caused by monsoon rain in over half a dozen districts where 16 people, including three foreign nationals, have lost their lives. As per the ministry, Sindhupalchok and Manang Districts have recorded damage in terms of lives and structures. Landslides and floods kill hundreds in Nepal every year during the monsoon. With continuing rainfall across the nation, various local administrations have been issuing notices and alerting people to remain safe. The DAO has also urged people living along the Tamakoshi riverbank and Nepal-China border area to stay alert and move to higher ground. Earlier, meteorologists of Nepal and other South Asian nations had predicted that the monsoon for the year 2021 will arrive earlier than last year and that Nepal and some other Asian countries are expected to receive normal to above-normal rainfall. As per Nepal's Meteorological Forecasting Division, the monsoon has already hit Nepal from June 1 and it will continue for about three months.

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