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Death toll from flood, landslide climbs to 49

KATHMANDU — The death toll from floods and landslides reached 49 Sunday with thousands of families displaced from their homes due to incessant rainfall in several districts across the country.

Until Saturday night thirty deaths were reported which till Sunday afternoon, climbed to 49, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Home Mnister Janardan Sharma’s secretariat informed that 36 persons have gone missing while 17 people are reported injured in floods and landslides across the country.

Likewise, around 35,843 houses have been submerged, 1,000 houses are damaged and 397 livestock died in the floods, according to the Ministry data.

The latest data released by the ministry shows that 21 districts have been hit badly by the flash floods and landslides.

According to the Ministry’s data, eight died in Sunsari, seven in Rautahat, six each in Makwanpur and Morang, four in Sindhuli  and three each in Surkhet, Banke,Jhapa, Sarlahi and Surkhet.

Similarly, two in Bardiya, one in Dhanusha, Makawanpur, Kailai and Palpa districts each.

Many cities in the Tarai region have been inundated while transportation along the East West Highway has been halted after a pillar of Dudhaura Bridge sank at Pathlaiya-Nijgadh road section.

Jhapa, Siraha, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Banke, Morang, Sunsari, Sapttari, Bardiya and Dang districts were the worst hit by flood.

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