The flood situation in Nepal has further deteriorated. Floods and landslides caused by heavy rains have killed 18 people in the country in the past week. Among the dead are three foreign nationals. 22 people are still missing. According to the Ministry of Home Affairs of Nepal, more than 6 districts of the country have been affected by the floods. Normal public life is being disrupted by the catastrophic weather.
Home Ministry spokesman Janakraj Dahal said Lamjong, Mayagdi, Mustang, Manang and Palpa districts were most affected by the floods. At the moment, the government is paying more attention to rescue operations and food supply in the affected areas. He said 11 people were reported injured along with the dead.
Heavy rains caused flash floods overnight in Nepal’s Sindhupalchowk district. Seven people have gone missing. Home Ministry official Dil Kumar Tamang said the floods had inundated several houses in the Melamchi River. He also said that efforts are being made to know the details of the damage.
Every year, the government of Nepal takes various steps to save people’s lives. Residents of the disaster area were told to evacuate to safer places. Still, the loss of life is not going to be stopped. Hundreds of people die every year in floods and landslides in the country.
This time some meteorologists from South Asia were warning Nepal in advance. They were saying that the monsoon will start in Nepal before this year. According to him, heavy rains have started in the country from June 1. The landslide has started along with the increase in water. Nepal could experience heavy rains and landslides for another three months.
At least 16 people have died, while 22 are still missing due to flood and landslide incidents in Nepal since Sunday, when monsoon rain wreaked havoc on the Himalayan nation.
The Interior Ministry has recorded the chaos caused by monsoon rains in more than half a dozen districts where 16 people, including three foreigners, have lost their lives.
“We have not yet received a report on the damage to structures and properties. The Government is now focusing on the search, rescue and supply of relief materials to those affected. In the last week, since Sunday, we have recorded 16 deaths, 22 reports of 11 cases of injuries and disappearances in incidents of landslides and floods throughout the country, ”Janakraj Dahal, a Ministry spokesman told ANI.
According to the ministry, the Sindhupalchok and Manang districts have suffered damage in terms of lives and structures. As of Saturday morning, Lamjung, Myagdi, Mustang, Manang, Palpa, Kalikot, Jumla, Dailekh, Bajura and Bajhang, along with the districts of Sindhupalchok, were the areas most affected by floods and landslides.
Landslides and floods kill hundreds in Nepal each year during the monsoon.
With continued rains across the country, various local administrations have been issuing advisories and alerting people to stay safe. Another mountainous district of Dolakha, late Friday night, issued a statement warning people living near the Tamakoshi River of a possible flash flood.
Issuing a press release on Friday evening, the Dolakha District Administration Office (DAO) said: “The landslide after heavy rain in the town of Rongxia in the country of Tingri at the border point of Nepal -China has blocked the flow of the river and is likely to witness a flash flood on the Tamakoshi River at any moment. ”
Heavy rains in the city of Rongxia on the border point between Nepal and China have sparked fears of further landslides and flash floods on the Tamakoshi River.
The DAO has also urged people living along the Tamakoshi river bank and the border area between Nepal and China to stay alert and move to higher ground.
Previously, meteorologists in Nepal and other South Asian nations had predicted that the monsoon for the year 2021 would arrive earlier than last year and that Nepal and some other Asian countries are expected to receive normal to above normal rainfall.
According to the Nepal Weather Forecasting Division, the monsoon has already hit Nepal since June 1 and will continue for about three months