Authorities reportedly said on Wednesday 27th, July that “nothing less than 39 people have been killed in landslides and flooding caused by heavy rain, in Nepal”.
The district authorities said that the heaviest casualties occurred in the Pyuthan district in central Nepal, where 15 bodies were recovered from areas affected by landslides.
Three members of the same family were reportedly killed In the Palpa district by a landslide and in the Jhapa district in eastern Nepal, five people were killed when they drowned in a flooded river.
An infant died recently and was buried by a landslide in the Myagdi district on Tuesday, July 26th.
Report says Monsoon in Nepal, which lasts from July to September, causes disasters in the form of landslides and flooding every year.
Nepal’s mountains have been particularly brittle recently and more prone to landslides after heavy rainfall due to the earthquake of 2015.
However, the Nepalese Home Ministry has reportedly said the death toll will rise.