Death toll in Nepal floods reaches 80, 35 Indians rescued

Nepal government appeals for rescue and relief support

Death toll in Nepal landslides, floods rises to 49

Dozens of elephants and rafts have been deployed to rescue almost 500 people trapped by floods in a popular resort in southern Nepal, officials say.

Landslides and flooding are common in the Himalayan region during the monsoon season, which runs from June through September.

Due to heavy three-day rains in India, Nepal and Bangladesh started landslides, floods and fires.

Electricity supply has been hit in most parts of eastern Nepal and telecom services are down in numerous affected districts.

Almost 600 tourists, including 200 Indians, have been stranded in central Nepal's popular tourist district Chitwan due to flooding triggered by heavy rains that have claimed 49 lives, officials said today. The floods have created havoc in districts like Banke, Bardiya, Dhanusa, Saptari, Siraha, Sunsari and Morang.

Likewise, the Ministry has urged the Ministry of Health to dispatch a team of health workers to the affected areas along with medicines.

This natural calamity has affected the air land and telephone connectivity.

"We have more than 30 people confirmed dead".

While rainfall is likely to continue in the next few days, as predicted by the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD). More than 1,000 houses were destroyed in floods that killed an estimated 400 livestock, the Kathmandu Post reported.

The Nepali government said that it has intensified the rescue and relief efforts by mobilizing 26,700 human resources, seven helicopters of Nepal Army, six helicopters of the private sector, motor boats and rubber boats.

The monsoon was gradually getting weaker in the east and moving towards the west, it added.

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