NDTV News

NDTV.com provides latest news from India and the world. Get today’s news headlines from Business, Technology, Bollywood, Cricket, videos, photos, live news coverage and exclusive breaking news from India.

https://www.ndtv.com/

104 Killed As Rains Lash Nepal, Trigger Floods And Landslides.

104 Killed As Rains Lash Nepal, Trigger Floods And Landslides
Kathmandu:

The number of people killed from flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rains in Nepal climbed to 104 on Thursday after 16 more fatalities were reported from various parts of the country, officials said.

Forty-one people have gone missing and the same have been injured in the incidents so far, according to the latest data published by the ministry''s Disaster Management Division.

According to a Home Ministry statement, the highest number of deaths, 62 were reported from Province No. 1, followed by Sudur Paschim Province with 31 deaths and Karnali Province with seven deaths.

At least 104 people lost their lives in the recent incidents of flood, landslides and inundation that hit different parts of the country, following incessant rains over the past three days, health ministry officials said.

Three persons were killed in Lumbini province and one in Bagmati province.

In Province 1, where the number of people dead has reached 62, 20 have been injured and 13 have gone missing. Of the total 62 fatalities, 14 were reported in Ilam, 26 in Panchthar, seven in Dhankuta, eight in Sunsari, two in Udayapur, and one each in Morang, Solukhumbu and Bhojpur.

In Sudur Paschim where a total of 31 deaths were reported, 16 cases were reported in Doti, eight in Bajhang, four in Baitadi, two in Dadeldhura and one in Kailali.

In Karnali Province, where seven deaths were reported, six from Humla and one from Kalikot. In Lumbini where three deaths were reported, two from Pyuthan and one from Kapilvastu.

Similarly, the Sindhuli district of Bagmati Province reported a single death in the disaster.

The natural disaster hit 20 districts of Nepal. However, weather conditions have started improving from Thursday, the officials said.

Home Minister Balkrishna Khand has directed the Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, National Investigation Department and Nepal Army to promptly rescue the foreign tourists stranded at Humla district.

Meanwhile, seven persons, including four foreign tourists who were stranded at Tumling of Namkha Rural Municipality in north Humla were rescued by security personnel on Thursday.

They were airlifted to Simikot, the headquarters of Humla district, from Tumling by a helicopter. Four Slovenians and their three Nepali trekking guides were stranded due to heavy snowfall for the past three days.

Snowfall started in the area on Sunday and the rescue works could not be carried out on Wednesday due to bad weather. The local administration has sought a helicopter from the home ministry to carry out the rescue operation, officials said.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

Related news

Cementing Ties, UAE Buys 80 French-Made Rafale Warplanes.

The United Arab Emirates ordered 80 Rafale fighter jets on Friday, the largest order ever for the warplane, a multi-billion dollar arms contract that deepens economic and political ties with France.

NDTV News

WHO Tells Asia-Pacific To Brace For Omicron: 10 Points.

The World Health Organisation warned Asia-Pacific countries today boost healthcare capacity and fully vaccinate their people to prepare for a surge in COVID-19 cases as the Omicron variant spreads...

NDTV News

New Twitter policy won't protect privacy of conservatives: Hawley.

New Twitter policy won't protect privacy of conservatives: Hawley.

Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley says private citizens should be able to sue Twitter on 'Fox News Primetime' after the social media giant announced a new privacy policy prohibiting images 'shared ... without the consent of the person depicted' #FoxNews #...

1

Live: Boris Johnson answers PMQs

Live: Boris Johnson answers PMQs

The Sun newspaper brings you the latest breaking news videos and explainers from the UK and around the world. Become a Sun Subscriber and hit the bell to be the first to know Read The Sun: Like The Sun on Facebook: Follow The Sun on Twitter: Subsc...

UK COVID-19: Sajid Javid calls for  «national effort»  to beat Omicron variant.

UK COVID-19: Sajid Javid calls for «national effort» to beat Omicron variant.

Coronavirus latest: BRITS need to "roll their sleeves up" and get a booster jab now as part of a "national mission" to save Christmas, Sajid Javid said today. The Health Secretary called for more volunteers to come forward to help the rollout as 4...

Mass school shooting in Michigan leaves 3 children dead and 8 injured.

Mass school shooting in Michigan leaves 3 children dead and 8 injured.

A student has been arrested in Michigan after a fatal shooting spree at a school which also left some critically injured. A 17-year-old girl, and a 14-year-old girl died during the attack at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, a community of ab...

Grandmother Surprised With New York City Rockettes Trip.

Grandmother Surprised With New York City Rockettes Trip.

Shelby Hoefling surprised her 96-year-old Nanny with a trip to see the Radio City Rockettes for the first time since she was a child.  » Subscribe to NBC News: » Watch more NBC video: NBC News Digital is a collection of innovative and powerful new...

World AIDS Day: 'Ignorance is the killer'

World AIDS Day: 'Ignorance is the killer'

The Government has announced 23 million pounds to end HIV in England by 2030. But Labour MP Lloyd Russell-Moyle says that it is the stigma that still surrounds the disease that is stalling people from getting tested. Mr Russell-Moyle, who is HIV p...