Death toll in Nepal rain-related incidents rises to 43
At least 43 people have been killed and 24 others are missing following landslides and flooding triggered by incessant monsoon rain in the central and eastern parts of the country.
With the downpours now shifting toward the western region, the government has alerted residents around riverbanks in the western tarai and also evacuated scores of locals living in flood-prone areas in Banke.
Daily life has been badly affected across the country with at least 10,000 people said to be displaced, according to the National Emergency Operation Center at the Ministry of Home Affairs.
According to Nepal Police, the death toll rose to 43 on Saturday night from 21 on Friday. Five individuals were killed each in Lalitpur and Bhojpur, four in Makwanpur, three each in Kathmandu, Khotang, Okhaldhunga and Kavre, two each in Dhading, Jhapa and Sindhuli and one each in Parsa, Ramechhap, Ilam, Sunsari, Bara, Dolpa, Siraha, Rautahat, Dhanusha, Palpa and Chitwan in different rain-related incidents.