Floods affect Nepal and neighboring countries

Floods affect Nepal and neighboring countries

Floods have forced around 40 lakh people from their homes across India, Nepal, and Bangladesh and have killed more than 100 people as monsoons wreaked havoc.

Around 43 lakh people have been displaced from their homes in Assam in the last 10 days due to rising waters across the mostly rural northeastern region, according to a government release on Monday.

Floodwaters in Assam rose overnight with the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries still in flooded. Most of the Kaziranga National Park was underwater, authorities in Assam said, adding that four people drowned on Monday.

The flood situation has turned very critical with 31 of the 32 districts affected, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal told reporters.

In southeast Nepal, water levels on the Kosi River had receded, a district official said. In 2008, the Kosi broke its banks and changed course, inundating huge tracts of land and killing 500 people.

In Bangladesh, floods have forced around 190,000 people out of their homes, government officials said. In Cox’s Bazar district more than 100,000 people have been displaced.


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