Nepal, India Floods Leave More Than 90 Dead

Nepal, India floods leave more than 90 dead

KATHMANDU, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 28th july, 2016) - Floods and landslides in Nepal and India have killed more than 90 people in recent days, with at least two million residents forced to flee their homes, officials said Thursday. Nepal has been worst hit, with homes and bridges destroyed after days of torrential monsoon rains, although water levels were now slowing receding. "Since Monday, 73 people have been killed in the floods and landslides," home ministry deputy spokesman Jhanka Nath Dhakal told AFP, increasing the death toll from Tuesday after the discovery of 15 more bodies.

"Our teams are working continuously in affected areas to search and rescue. We are also providing relief to the victims." Images released by the army, which is involved in the operations, showed villagers waiting on rooftops to be evacuated in motorboats. The worst-hit district was Pyuthan, 250 kilometres (150 miles) west of Kathmandu, where dozens of houses have been swept away. Scores of people die every year from flooding and landslides during the monsoon rains in Nepal and neighbouring India. The situation is particularly desperate this year because millions of Nepalis are still living in tents or makeshift huts after a devastating earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people in 2015.