Massive floods following incessant rains in the past few days have claimed 80 lives in Nepal, while thousands of people have been displaced across the country, officials said on Monday.

According to the Home Ministry, at least 80 people have died while 36 are still reported missing in landslides and floods in the last three days.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba visited the flood-affected areas on Monday and assured that no stone will be left unturned in the government’s search, rescue, rehabilitation and support efforts.

The monsoon havoc, which started on Friday, has affected districts in the eastern, central and western regions of the country.

Floods and landslides have created havoc in Terai, with thousands of families displaced and huge loss of properties, livestock and crops.

Many cities in the region have been inundated, The Kathmandu Post reported.

Over a dozen districts in the plains have been badly affected, said the Ministry, adding over 35,000 houses have been inundated and 1,000 houses damaged.

Police and the armed forces have been active in relief operation since Saturday. But this has been hampered by unending rainfall.

First Published | 14 August 2017 4:20 PM
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