Nepal Flood Update: Death Toll Reaches To 111

Despite the government announcement, flood victim is still awaiting relief and rehabilitation.

Aug. 16, 2017, 7:10 a.m.

Despite the government announcement, flood victims are still awaiting relief and rehabilitation. Across the southern plain,  victims are still leaving in the open space without food and water.

Ministry of Health has already issued warning the possibility of spread of water born diseases in the flood affected areas. Ministry calls people to use safe water to drink.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Home Affairs announced that the flood and landslide death tolls to 111 and missing 35. Addressing the parliament, Minister of Home Affairs Janardan Sharma Prabhakar said that Morang, Sunsari, Saptrari, Siraha, Rautahat, Mahottari, Dhanusha, Sindhuli, Bara, Parsa, Dang, Banke, and Bardia were among the worst hit districts.

According to Nepal Army, it has started the distribution of relief materials to the victims. Nepal Army has set up a special camp at Tribhuwan International Airport to manage the relief materials.

As water level recedes in various rivers, Flood Forecasting Section of Department of Hydrology and Meteorology lifted all the flood warnings for now.  However, the alert remains in Babai watershed areas. “There need to remain alerted in Babai watershed areas,” said section.

As the weather backs to normal, Weather Forecasting Division says mostly cloudy in the western region and generally cloudy in the rest of the country. It also predicts light to moderate rain possible at many places of the western region and at a few places of the eastern and central regions.

 

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