• Thursday, October 06, 2022

ASIA

At least 94 dead in monsoon disasters in Nepal and India

Indian army soldiers evacuate villagers from flooded areas.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Monsoon floods and landslides have killed at least 94 people across Nepal and India but officials fear that figure could rise sharply as rescuers search for dozens believed lost under mud and in submerged villages. Authorities Sunday (13) upgraded the death toll from flash flooding across landlocked Nepal to 49 as the water kept rising, forcing thousands to flee for higher ground. “Another 17 are missing. Search and rescue works are underway but the water levels have not declined yet,” said Shankar Hari Acharya, the chief of Nepal’s national emergency centre. The Red Cross estimated a higher death toll of 53, with…

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