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Floods wreak havoc in India and its neighbouring nations

Floods wreak havoc in India and its neighbouring nations

Nepal, several states in North of India and Bangladesh are experiencing massive floods taking life of many and causing severe harm to the infrastructure.


Water havoc in Nepal


There was a cloud burst in the Mandi district of Nepal on Saturday.


The death toll due to water havoc in various parts of Nepal after clouds outburst has risen to 56. The heavy downpour, which started last week, has already claimed lives of 56 people, left 39 missing and injured 33. According to the data from the Police Headquarter in Kathmandu, a total of 19 people were reported to be dead in Eastern Nepal, 23 in Mid-Nepal, two in Western Nepal and 12 in Mid-West region of Nepal. (freepressjournal.in)


Reportedly, 2,569 houses have collapsed, 39,272 houses have submerged in water and about six million people are affected throughout the country. This kind of water havoc is witnessed after five years, with overflow of the Triyuga River. The Nepal Army and Armed Police Force are working on the rescue and relief operation.(freepressjournal.in)


This natural calamity has affected the air land and telephone connectivity. The electricity in the rural areas has been totally cut off. (freepressjournal.in)


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Prime Minister Deuba said, I am devastated by the loss of lives and property, caused by floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains in Terai and Inner Terai. (freepressjournal.in)


Several tourists in Nepal are stranded and efforts are being made to evacuate them. The swollen Rapti river flooded several hotels in the Chitwan Valley, where the country's first national park is located. (deepikaglobal.com)


Suman Ghimire, chairman of the Regional Hotel Association, said the trapped tourists were being rescued with the help of elephants. Of the 600 tourists stranded in the Chitwan Valley, nearly 200 were from India and about the same number from other countries. (deepikaglobal.com)


Nepal floods continue in Indian state of Bihar


The flood situation in Kishanganj , Araria , Purnia and Katihar districts of Bihar worsened. Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar has sought the help of Army and every possible assistance from the Centre to adress the situation. Reports said water level in rivers Mahananda, Kosi, Kamla Balan, Burhi Gandak and Gandak — all originating in Nepal — was high. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)


The unprecedented 1.75 feet (or 525mm) rain in eastern Nepal together with 250mm rainfall in the border districts of Bihar in the last three days caused devastating flood in the four districts of Purnia division. The Bihar government has started evacuating marooned and trapped people to safer places. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)


A state disaster management authority (SDMA) bulletin said the NDRF teams rescued 126 students and eight teachers from Tazimuddin Madrassa at Kishanganj on Saturday night. Similarly, the NDRF team also rescued 145 others in Supaul district on Saturday. (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)


Flash floods in Bangladesh


Flash floods triggered by incessant rainfall has left at least 13 people dead and thousands of others marooned in nearly a dozen districts across Bangladesh, officials said today.


The unrelenting onrush of water from upstream, even though rain has stopped, has flooded as many as 10 districts in northern Bangladesh, and the flooding is spreading to the central region of the country.

The Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre forecasts if there are more rains at the end of August, at least 25 districts will be affected by floods by September. (dnaindia.com)

"We are taking all precautionary measures keeping the forecast in mind," Department of Disaster Management Director General Reaz Ahmed was quoted as saying by bdnews24.com. (dnaindia.com)



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