Kathmandu, Nepal: Heavy rains triggered massive landslides and flash floods that have left 40 people dead and over 13 people missing.
The heavy rain triggered flash floods and landslides have displaced thousands of people.
20 people were killed and at least 13 others were missing in the Myagdi district, which is 200 kilometers away from Kathmandu.
Several houses were destroyed by the flash floods and landslides.
District Administrator Gyan Nath Dhakal said:
Rescuers are looking for those who are still missing in Myagdi. Eleven people who were injured in the landslides have been moved to nearby hospitals.
Dhakal said that 50 people were rescued to safety with the use of helicopters.
In the Kaski district, a neighboring district, 7 people were killed.
7 people were also killed in the Jajarkot district, which is in the far western part of the country.
Kishore Shrestha, a senior police official, said:
We are searching for eight people who are still missing.
6 people were killed in Gulmi, Lamjung, and Sindhupalchowk in central Nepal.
In the southern part of the country, which borders with India, the Koshi River has been reported to have water levels that are above the danger level.
The same river causes deadly floods in Bihar every single year.