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At least 25 dead in Nepal landslides and flash floods

At least 25 dead in Nepal landslides and flash floods

The water level in many rivers has crossed the danger mark, with a threat to houses and livelihood.

The floods and landslides triggered by incessant rainfall in several districts across Nepal.

7 persons died in Sunsari district, 4 in Jhapa 4 in Sindhuli, 3 each in Banke, Morang and Panchthara districts and 6 in other parts of Nepal due to heavy rains since yesterday.

Telephone and electricity lines have also been affected by the heavy downpour making it hard to confirm the full extent of the damage in remote areas, the police chief added.

Home Minister Janardan Sharma on Saturday morning organised a press meet to inform about the loss of lives and properties caused by the natural disasters.

The most recent deaths bring the total death toll from this year's monsoon to over 90, according to government figures.

So, in the Eastern city of Biratnagar runway of the airport is also covered with water, which led to the suspension of flights.

Almost 100 people died previous year Nepal's rainy season, which usually lasts until the end of August.

Another girl died and one was injured when they fell in open drains that had been submerged by monsoon flooding in the Kathmandu Valley last month.

Nepal's weather department issued an alert Saturday warning that heavy rains were expected to continue for another day, and advised districts to close schools and residents to stay indoors.