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29 Jul 2020 | 01:34 PM UTC

Nepal: Deaths from flooding and landslides rise as of July 29 /update 2

Nepal News Alert

Deaths from flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall rise as of July 29; further adverse weather likely in coming weeks, follow authority directives

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/29/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/31/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kathmandu). COUNTRY/REGION Nepal

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Event

Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rainfall in the country have killed 160 people as of Wednesday, July 29, since late May, with a further 58 people missing and 87 injured. Over 1500 families are also reported to have been displaced and at least 400 houses have been completely or partially destroyed. On Tuesday, July 28, seven people were killed after their house was swept away in Naraharinath village, 430km (268 mi) northwest of the capital Kathmandu. An additional two people were killed by a second landslide in the same village on Tuesday.

During the annual May-September monsoon rains, landslides and flooding are common in Nepal. Further adverse weather is possible and disruptions to travel and infrastructure should be anticipated.

Advice

Those in the affected area are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate transportation disruptions, avoid landslide-prone areas, confirm road conditions before setting out, and adhere to local authorities' instructions.

 

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