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At least two dead and 18 missing due to severe flooding in northeastern Nepal

July 9, 2020

The floods caused by heavy monsoon rains in northeastern Nepal have currently left two dead and 18 missing, the country’s authorities said on Thursday.

The rainfall has caused the Bhotekoshi River to overflow, take away dozens of homes, and cause structural damage in the Bahrabise community near the border with China.

The mayor of the affected area, Nimphunjo Sherpa, said rescue teams had no access to the most affected areas despite the fact that four people needed immediate medical attention. “Now try helicopters,” he assured.

At least two dead and 18 missing due to severe flooding in northeastern NepalAt least two dead and 18 missing due to severe flooding in northeastern Nepal

According to The Kathmandu Post newspaper, the teams plan to evacuate the wounded with these helicopters. Police inspector Nawaraj Neupane has now said that officials use alternative routes to reach the area because the main roads are badly damaged.

Natural disasters caused by monsoon rains are common in Nepal, particularly due to the topography and large number of rivers that flow through the area. 48 people have died in the country since the beginning of the rainy season in June.