Nepal floods: Death toll touches 78; over 17,500 displaced

KATHMANDU: Floods and landslides caused by incessant monsoon rains across Nepal have claimed at least 78 lives, left 40 people injured and displaced around 17,500 others, authorities said on Tuesday.

Nepal has been hit by heavy rainfall since Thursday. More than 25 districts have been affected.

Many parts of Kathmandu, including Kalanki, Kupondole, Kuleshwor and Balkhu were submerged under water on Friday.

Thirty two people are still reported to be missing in the rain-related incidents that have thrown normal life out of gear in the central and eastern parts of the Himalayan nation.

“At least 78 people have been killed so far whereas 32 others are reported missing in the flood and landslide triggered by monsoon rain that occurred across Nepal,” a statement issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs said. (AGENCIES)