Seven die in Nepal floods, landslide

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Kathmandu, July 2 (IANS) At least seven persons were killed and several others injured across Nepal due to floods and landslides in the wake of incessant rains in the last 24 hours, officials said on Monday.

The MeT warned of rain for another two days.

At least four persons were killed in Banke district, Superintendent of Police Tek Bahadur Tamang said. Three persons were killed in landslide in Rolpa district.

After the rains, landslides were triggered in the hilly areas while most of the Terai region or plains were waterlogged and hundreds of homes and paddy fields submerged in water, they added.

The Meteorology Department had advised people living across the three big rivers originating in the Himalayas to stay away as the water had crossed the danger level.

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Reports from various districts said that several highways across the country were blocked by landslides, leaving commuters stranded.

According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, at least 1,672 persons were killed due to floods and landslide in Nepal in the past seven years.

–IANS

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