23 killed in floods and landslides in Nepal

23 killed in floods and landslides in Nepal

KATHMANDU: At least 23 people were killed and hun­dreds of others displaced in floods and landslides trig­gered by incessant rainfall in several districts across Nepal, officials said on Saturday.

According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, six persons were killed in Sunsari dis­trict in southern Nepal.

Four persons were killed in Sindhuli, four in Banke and one person each in Mo­rang and Jhapa districts, The Himalayan Times reported.

“At least three elderly peo­ple went missing in flood at Sundar Haraincha in Morang district,” Ministry of Home Affairs spokesperson Joint Secretary Deepak Kafle said.

“Six bodies were fished out from the swollen streams in Sunsari while hundreds of families were displaced,” he added.

Jhapa, Morang Sunsari, Sapttari, Siraha, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Banke, Bardiya and Dang were the worst af­fected by flood.

Hundreds of houses have been submerged in Morang.

Biratnagar airport has been closed after flood water gushed into the airport area.

The government has mo­bilised Nepal Police, Nepali Army and Armed Police Force (APF) personnel for rescue and recovery work, the ministry said.

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