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Nepal: Deadly landslides and flooding July 2

Landslides and flooding across the country result in seven fatalities, four missing as of July 2

03 Jul 12:41 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 7/3/2017, 12:00 AM until 7/3/2017, 11:59 PM (Asia/Katmandu). COUNTRY/REGION Nepal

Event

Monsoon rains continued to devastate various parts of the country on Sunday, July 2, with at least seven fatalities reported from landslides and flooding in Parbat, Kaski, Pyuthan, and Syangja districts; four other people have been reported missing. Houses in the affected regions have collapsed and many individuals are reportedly displaced.

The total death toll from water-induced disasters since the beginning of the current monsoon season now stands at 14.

Context

The monsoon season in Nepal officially started on June 12 this year, and typically spans from June until August.

Advice

Individuals already present in affected regions are advised to follow all instructions as issued by local authorities. Be prepared to leave immediately if an evacuation order is given. Monitor any relevant developments of the situation via local media, the authorities, and reliable weather reporting outlets. Remember that driving or walking through running water can be dangerous; 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock an adult over.

 

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