Unprecedented Flooding Events in Southern Nepal.

August 14, 2017 | 10:59 pm | By: Climate Reality Project Nepal

According to Ministry of Home Affair, at least 64 people have been killed in southern Nepal due to deadly landslide and flooding triggered by prolonged heavy down pour and left thousands homeless in low-lying areas of Nepal. More than 50 other people are missing and feared dead after heavy rainfall in 26 district of southern Nepal. Tens of Thousands families have been displaced by floods and landslides occurred since Friday (11th of August) remaining without safe drinking water, electricity and food supplies. Also cellular network outage complicated rescue over affected areas.

In addition heavy downpour has caused significant damage to road and communication infrastructure. Most of the affected areas have remain without power lines and electricity. Further Landslide and floods are feared due to continued heavy rainfall.

 

Ministry of Home Affairs also reported that as many as more than 400 houses have been destroyed and almost 34 thousands of houses remained submerged. This mass flooding also damaged thousands of businesses.

Landslides and flooding are common in the Himalayan region during the monsoon season but the recent flooding is the worst disaster ever recorded.