Kathmandu, July 26 (IANS) At least 28 persons were killed and scores of people were injured in floods and landslides triggered by incessant monsoon rain in Nepal on Tuesday, said the country’s Ministry of Home Affairs.
The whereabouts of 24 people were still unknown after the landslides, which were triggered by incessant rainfall in various parts of the country, Xinhua news agency quoted the Ministry as saying in a press statement.
As many as 75 houses collapsed in some 10 districts due to the floods, Ministry officials told Xinhua, adding that the death toll might rise further due to the torrential rains.
The 10 worst-hit districts by floods are namely Pyuthan, Gulmi, Palpa, Baglung, Makawanpur, Rupandehi, Kathmandu, Arghakhanchi, Dolakha and Sarlahi, according to local media reports. The Ministry said that local police have been deployed in rescue operations in those districts.
“The district relief committees have been instructed to carry out rescue and relief operations in coordination with local police,” the Ministry said in the press statement.