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This photograph of floods was released by the Nepali army last year. This year, Jhapa, Morang Sunsari, Sapttari, Siraha, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Banke, Bardiya and Dang districts are the worst affected.(AFP File Photo)
This photograph of floods was released by the Nepali army last year. This year, Jhapa, Morang Sunsari, Sapttari, Siraha, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Banke, Bardiya and Dang districts are the worst affected.(AFP File Photo)

At least 23 killed in floods and landslides in Nepal

Hundreds of houses have been submerged in Morang. Biratnagar airport has been closed after flood water gushed into the airport area.

WT24 Desk

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.

 “Six bodies were fished out from the swollen streams in Sunsari while hundreds of families were displaced,” he added.Jhapa, Morang Sunsari, Sapttari, Siraha, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Banke, Bardiya and Dang were the worst affected by flood.

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.

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