12 Aug '17, 12pm

At least 25 dead in #Nepal landslides, floods

KATHMANDU (AFP) - Floods and landslides caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 25 people in the last two days across Nepal, officials said Saturday (Aug 12). Heavy rains have hit more than a dozen districts in the country's far eastern region as well as some areas in the west since Friday morning, the home ministry said. Flooding has occurred across the densely populated lowlands that border India, while some remote districts in the hilly areas of the far east have been hit by landslides triggered by the monsoon rains. "We are still collecting the details of the loss. According to the preliminary reports to the ministry over 25 people are feared dead," Home Ministry spokesman Deepak Kafle told AFP. Get The Straits Times newsletters in your inbox Sign Up The Prime Minister's office issued a statement putting the death toll at more than two dozen since Frida...

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