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Flooding, landslides kill 22 in Nepal
Publish Date : Tue, 28 Jul 2009

Flooding and landslides brought on by two days of heavy monsoon rains in Nepal have killed 22 people and several more are missing, officials say. Home Ministry official Iswor Regmi said the death toll could rise from the rains that began over the weekend as reports pour in from remote villages, some of them several days' walk from the nearest town or telephone.

Koshi River Floods in Sunsari and Saptari
Publish Date : Mon, 25 Aug 2008

 

Kathmandu, 24 August 2008

This situation report is based on information received from the OCHA Office in Biratnagar, UN Agencies and humanitarian partner organisations

Situation in Sunsari and Saptari Districts, Eastern Nepal

1) Flooding: Two entire VDCs in Sunsari district, (Shree)Haripur and Shripur(javdi), as well as parts of Laukihi (Western part) and Paschhim Kushaha (wards 3, 4, 8 and 9) remain completely flooded by the Koshi River, after it broke out of its eastern embankment on 18 August, and has subsequently changed its course. Other VDCs in the area (Bhokraha, Madhuwan, Narshigha, Bashntapur and Dhuskighat) have experienced some limited flooding and are hosting displaced people. Saptari District has not been flooded as such, but has seen an influx of displaced people from Sunsari district, in particular to Bhadaha and Hanumannagar.


NEPAL: Danger of more deaths due to diarrhoea outbreak
Publish Date : Thu, 25 Oct 2007

KATHMANDU, 25 October 2007 (IRIN) - Health workers are increasingly
concerned about the risk of a diarrhoea outbreak in the hills and
southern plains of Nepal if adequate medical supplies, health assistance
and sanitation are not provided.

"Due to a lack of medicines and other necessary supplies like saline
water, especially in remote areas, a large number of people could suffer
from this disease," said government health officer, Rakesh Thakur. He
expressed concern that in the past few months, dozens of people have
been killed due to diarrhoea, following floods and landslides around the
country.

Rains, floods wreak havoc across country; two dead, one missing
Publish Date : Wed, 25 Jul 2007

Kantipur Report
DANG/ MAHOTTARI, July 25 - Heavy rainfall and floods have brought normal life to a standstill in eastern and western Nepal for the third day running.
One person was swept away when a river burst its banks in Dang while many in eastern Nepal were rendered homeless due to rising water levels.
A resident of Halwaar VDC-4, Nimraj Khanal, 24 was found dead Wednesday morning, the District Police Office, Dang said. Khanal was swept away by a flash flood while he was crossing Kala Khola along Ghorahi-Tulispur road Tuesday evening, the police added.

Thousands homeless after Nepal floods
Publish Date : Fri, 27 Jul 2007

Posted Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:00pm AEST
Floods triggered by incessant rains in Nepal have left thousands of people homeless, destroyed crops and disrupted transport and electricity supplies across the country, officials and media reports say.
Local media report around 2,500 houses have been washed away in Nepal's southern plains, forcing residents to flee to higher grounds after week-long heavy rains.
Officials say floods and landslides have killed about 40 people in Nepal since June, when the annual monsoon rains began.
"The seasonal monsoon trough lies almost parallel to the foot of the Himalayas, causing more than normal rainfall in Nepal," an official at the weather forecasting office, Shiva Nepal, said.

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