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At least 47 people die in #landslides and #flooding after #monsoon #rains in #Nepal

Flood waters flowing through a residential area of Kathmandu

Floodwaters flowing through a residential area of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu

At least 47 people have been killed by flash floods and landslides caused by monsoon rains in Nepal, the country’s home ministry has said.

Another 29 are missing after being either swept away by swollen rivers or buried by mudslides since the delayed annual downpours began hitting the region on Friday, the national emergency operation centre said.

Twenty-eight people have been treated for injuries and more than 1,100 others rescued from flooded areas while more than 10,000 people are believed to have been displaced.

Twenty-eight people have been treated for injuries and more than 1,100 others rescued
Twenty-eight people have been treated for injuries and more than 1,100 rescued in Nepal

Continuing bad weather has grounded helicopter rescue flights.

Thousands of police and soldiers have been clearing roads and other workers repairing power and phone lines.

On Saturday, officials in India reported at least a dozen people had been killed and more than a million affected across the Himalayan border.

Men carry a fridge away from rising flood waters
Men carry a fridge away from rising floodwaters

Courtesy of Sky News

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Flash #Floods in #Haiti – At Least 2 Dead and 3 Missing

Severe Flood Warning

The Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) in Haiti reports that 2 people have died in floods after torrential rain in Ouest Department during the evening of 02 July, 2019.

The rain caused flash flooding in the metropolitan area of Port-au-Prince. At least 3 people are still missing and 5 others were injured. The floods also caused material damage, destroying 12 houses. Mud and flood debris have blocked roads and disrupted traffic.

DPC said that evacuations were carried out in the commune of Carrefour and emergency teams have been mobilized to assist affected residents and carry out the damage assessments.

Further severe weather could affect the country over the coming days and the DPC called on residents in risk areas to be vigilant.

This is the second spate of deadly flash floods in the department in the space of 4 weeks. In early June at least 4 people died after heavy rain triggered flash flooding in Ouest Department from 03 to 06 June, 2019. DPC reported over 500 flooded houses in the communes of Cabaret, Arcahaie, Cité Soleil, Carrefour, Port-au-Prince, Tabarre and Gressier.

Courtesy of floodlist.com

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