At least 23 people were killed and hundreds of others displaced in floods and landslides triggered by incessant rainfall in several districts across Nepal, officials said on Saturday, PTI reports.
According to the ministry of home affairs, six people killed in Sunsari district in southern Nepal. Four people were killed in Sindhuli, four in Banke and one person each in Morang and Jhapa districts, The Himalayan Times reported.
“At least three elderly people went missing in flood at Sundar Haraincha in Morang district,” ministry of Home Affairs spokesperson Joint Secretary Deepak Kafle said.
Hundreds of houses have been submerged in Morang. Biratnagar airport has been closed after flood water gushed into the airport area.
The government has mobilised Nepal Police, Nepali Army and Armed Police Force (APF) personnel for rescue and recovery work, the ministry said.