85 killed, 139 missing in Nepal landslide, floods

At least 85 persons have been killed and 139 gone missing in the last three days in floods and landslides triggered by incessant rainfall in various districts across Nepal.

As many as 73 people have lost their lives in the mid-western region, while 131 are still missing. The number of missing might go up, officials said.

Floods have completely damaged more than 7,000 households in the mid-western region. More than 12,000 households have been inundated in Bardiya alone. The swollen Karnali River has swept away three suspension bridges, Himalayan Times reported.

Surkhet district has been hit the worst. About 26 people have been killed and 97 had gone missing in the district, according to the regional police office.

Floods have killed 17 persons in Bardiya and 15 went missing. 14 lost their lives in Dang and three went missing. In Banke district, floods have killed four and five have gone missing, Deputy Superintendent of Police Nareshman Shrestha said.

Four persons have lost their lives in the landslide in Salyan district, while eight are missing. Two have died in Jajarkot and two are missing. Seven persons died in seven districts, one is missing and five have been injured in the central region. According to police, Hetauda, five persons and one died in Chitwan and Makawanpur respectively.


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