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Recent Floods in Nepal

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Publish Date :Thu, 15 Jul 2004

Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal have caused devastating floods and landslides. The Ministry of Home Affairs has reported that 69 people have been killed thus far with the toll still on rise. The floods have also had a harmful impact on northern Bangladesh and the eastern Indian states of Assam and Bihar.

At least 46 people have died, one thousand rendered homeless and several are reported missing in fresh flash floods and landslides in several districts across the country following the weeklong incessant rains.

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People crossing a temporary bridge constructed  after floods destroyed the Rapti Bridge on the Mahendra Raj Marg in Hetauda. The flood also swept away roads.

Photo: Bhim Ghimirey, Kantipur Daily, 12 July 2004

46 die, many missing in fresh floods and landslides

KATHMANDU, July 12 -
The official media said 17 in Makawanpur, 8 each in Sarlahi and Ramechap, 6 in Bara and Rautahat, 2 each in Achham and Saptahari and one each in Ilam, Kabre and Dhanusa districts died in the floods and landslides.

Meanwhile, the Home Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka has visited the flood-affected areas in Rautahat and distributed the relief materials to the flood victims yesterday.