After heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and strong winds in southern Nepal, the number of casualties and damage has increased. As of 2 April at 8.00 UTC, at least 35 people are dead and 612 injured. The most affected district is Bara with 28 people dead.
The storm caused extensive damage to properties and infrastructure. Initial reports indicate that around 8090% houses in the area are damaged. Several roads are blocked by uprooted trees and electricity poles.
Shelter and food, as well as medical treatment are the immediate needs. Relief materials (tarpaulins, clothes) have been dispatched from Kathmandu.
The federal, provincial and local governments are coordinating the search and rescue operations, while civilian authorities are carrying out assessments. The local Red Cross is also working in coordination with the authorities.
The provincial government has announced NPR 300,000 (EUR 2 405) to each family of the deceased and free treatment for the injured.
Over the next 24 hours, moderate rain with thunderstorms is expected over central and southeastern regions of the country.
Source: European Commission's DirectorateGeneral for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations