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Nepal Floods 2019 Live – 70+ People killed, 17,000 displaced

As many as 1146 people were rescued from 22 districts in Nepal
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Nepal Floods 2019 Live – 70+ People killed, 17,000 displaced

Monsoons in Nepal have wreaked havoc with incessant floods and landslides.

The death toll in Nepal has reached 78, after floods and landslides hit the Terai region.

The most affected areas in the region include Bhojpur, Dhading, Khotang, Kavre, Lalitpur, Makwanpur and Sindhuli.

As many as 1146 people were rescued from 22 districts as of July 15, 2019, especially those areas with a high risk of flooding and landslides.

According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, around 32 districts out of 77 have suffered damages due to floods, landslides and inundation. The government has so far mobilized around 41,000 human resources including all the three top security bodies for search and rescue operations.

Rescue authorities have informed that the injured persons are being given treatment at local hospitals.

Nepal on High Alert

Nepal on High Alert

Nepal’s Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) has asked people to remain on high alert and informed that air and road traffic could be obstructed in terms of visibility.

“People living in these regions should remain alert,” Binod Parajuli, FFS Hydrologist.

Similarly, continuous rainfall has increased river water levels. According to the Flood Forecasting Section (FFS), water levels in the Bagmati, Kamala, Saptakoshi and its tributary has exceeded the danger mark.

Nepal on Alert

Weather experts say that climate change is responsible for heavy rainfall in such a short period. The fact that the country has witnessed heavy rainfall over the last three days is a sign of changing rainfall pattern.

“There has been a change in precipitation in recent years. The intensity of rainfall has gone up,” says Madhukar Upadhya, a watershed practitioner and climate change expert.

As per the FFS report, rain will continue over the next three days in many locations across Nepal.


1 Million Affected as Floods Hit South Asia

Floods Hit South Asia

As rains continue to lash at South Asian countries, most parts of Bangladesh, India and Nepal continue to be submerged in water.

  • Over 78 people are dead and 32 remain missing in Nepal with road, air and tele connectivity completely disrupted
  • Over 17420 people displaced with floods in Nepal
  • Along with Nepal, North-east India is also facing nature’s fury, where the state of Assam has reported 14 deaths. More than 1 million people remain affected by rains
  • The state of Mizoram continues to witness floods and mudslides, leading to the inundation of 400 homes
  • About 40,000 people have been affected by monsoon in Bangladesh. The Rohingya in Bangladesh continue to live at risk in Cox Bazaar. At least 10 refugees have been reported dead after rains destroyed their delicate houses. Thousands of them are already displaced from their camps
  • Likewise, close to a dozen people lost their lives in Bangladesh after lightning struck rural areas

Nepal Floods: Death Toll Climbs to 90

Nepal Floods

As rains continue in Nepal, the death toll has touched 90. According to the National Emergency Operation Center (NEOC), 41 persons are injured while 29 others are still missing.

NEOC Chief Bednidhi Khanal informed that close to 12,000 households have been displaced and the affected families are taking shelter in temporary fixtures.

Latest Update on Nepal flood death toll:

  • Rautahat has recorded 10 deaths, Lalitpur & Siraha six each and Bhojpur, Dhanusa, Makwanpur, Morang and Singhuli recorded five each
  • Okhaldhunga, Mahottari and Dolpa recorded four deaths each
  • Jhapa, Kavre, Khotang, Parsa and Kathmandu recorded three deaths each
  • Bara, Dang, Dhading recorded two deaths while Ilam, Panchthar, Kapilvastu among many others recorded one individual each

Nepal Floods- Missing Individuals and Displaced Families:

  • NEOC has recorded seven missing persons in Dolpa
  • Three persons each in Illam, Morang and Sindhuli
  • Close to 2,400 families are displaced in Sarlahi, 1,665 in Bara, 1,110 in Rautahat, 500 in Siraha and 120 in Parsa among others
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