KATHMANDU, Nepal, At least 32 people have been killed, 12 others sustained injuries and 17 persons missing, due to landslides and floods, as monsoon rains lashed Nepal since Thursday evening, the country's Ministry of Home Affairs said here.
Twentyone districts in Nepal have been hit hard by floods and landslides, which were caused by incessant rains.
Scores of families carrying their belongings on their heads waded through waistdeep water in many parts of the country, including the southern Terai plains.
Nepal Police Headquarters said that 831 persons have been evacuated as of Saturday afternoon.
Altogether 27,830 police personnel are on standby for rescue in different parts of the country, Senior Superintendent of Police at the Nepal Police Headquarters, Ramesh Thapa, said.
Meanwhile, a meeting of the Central Disasters Relief and Rescue Committee, under the Ministry of Home Affairs, took place in Kathmandu on Saturday, to start the rescue, relief and rehabilitation operation.
During the meeting, Home Minister, Ram Bahadur Thapa, urged government secretaries and chiefs of security agencies to expedite rescue, relief and rehabilitation operation, in coordination with local governments.
Source: Nam News Network