39 killed in Nepal floods, landslides

Kathmandu, June 20 (IANS) At least 39 people were killed and 18 went missing in the recent floods and landslides in Nepal, authorities said Thursday.

Jun 20 2013, 3:24am CDT | by

39 killed in Nepal floods, landslides
Photo Credit: PRAKASH SINGH, Getty Images

Kathmandu, June 20 — At least 39 people were killed and 18 went missing in the recent floods and landslides in Nepal, authorities said Thursday.

At least half a dozen were injured in the disaster triggered by incessant rains, said Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

Ministry spokesperson Shanker Prasad Koirala told IANS that according to the data available until Thursday morning, at least 39 people have lost their lives and 18 went missing during the recent floods and landslide.

According to Koirala, the western part of Nepal is severely hit by the floods and landslips, and most casualties were in that area.

As many as 122 houses were swept away by Mahakali river, which is known as Sarada in India, in Darchula district alone.

On Thursday, media reports suggested that at least six Nepali youths from Jajarkot district of western Nepal have been swept away by flood. They were heading to India for employment after completing their college examination.

This time, Nepal's western part that has border with Indian state of Uttarakhand is severely hit.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

School headmaster shot dead in Pakistan
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) Unidentified gunmen Thursday killed the headmaster of a private school in Pakistan's Balochistan province.
 
 
Four more bodies recovered from sunken South Korean ship
Seoul, Dec 4 (IANS) Four more bodies were recovered Thursday from a sunken South Korean fishing ship in the Bering Sea, the foreign ministry here said.
 
 
Lesbian couple asked to desist in London restaurant
London, Dec 4 (IANS) A lesbian couple in a London restaurant was asked to desist by a staff member, who asked them to "stop what you are doing".
 
 
Oxford Dictionaries to add 1,000 new words
London, Dec 4 (IANS) 'Mamil' (middle-aged man in Lycra), 'silvertail' (a person who is socially prominent or who displays social aspirations) and 'crony capitalism' are among the 1,000 new words to be added to OxfordDictionaries.com, the free online dictionary, in its largest quarterly update so far.