Nepal Floods and Landslides: Death Tolls reached 88, countless are injured: Due to floods and landslides which was triggered by torrential rains in several parts of Nepal, at least 43 people, comprising 18 women, were killed along with 20 others who got injured.
As per to the police department, there are also twenty-four people who have been reported missing in the rain-related occurrences that banished settlements and messed up vehicular traffic.
Since Thursday, there has been heavy rainfall which has hit more than 25 districts in the hills along with the southern plains of the country, which further affected around 10,385 households.
The police department is in the rescue mission where they have already rescued 1,104 people from various places all over the country with 185 alone from Kathmandu. As per to the Nepal Police, a total of 27,380 police personnel have been positioned all over the country for further search and rescue operations.
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The Flood Forecasting Section (FFS) also stated that monsoon is active and the rainfall is going to carry on for two to three days in most of the places all over the country, the report said. The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) advised the public to continue on high alert and stated that air, as well as road traffic, may possibly be affected because of the low visibility.
These non-stop rainfalls have also led the water level in the rivers to rise. The FFS also said that water level in Bagmati, Kamala, Saptakoshi as well as its stream the Sunkoshi has cut across the danger mark. People who are living in these regions should stay alert, Binod Parajuli, a hydrologist at FFS, was cited as stating in the report.
In the meantime, weather experts have credited the heavy rainfall in such a small period to climate change.
The Kathmadu Post has also reported that from the past three days, the nation has seen heavy rainfall in a signal of the changing rainfall pattern. The country is also getting more rainfall in a short interval of time, an irregular phenomenon that is gradually turning out to be a new normal.
There has been an alteration in rainfall in latest years. The power of rainfall has also gone up, Madhukar Upadhya, who is a watershed practitioner and climate change expert, told The Kathmandu Post.
He further said, we are experiencing a high intensity of rainfall in small intervals.
Officials also said that in some areas rains had relieved, but some rivers in the eastern part of the nation were still exceeding flood level. Authorities have asked the residents to remain alert.