25 killed, 400 injured as massive rainstorm in Nepal

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Rainstorm swept through southern Nepal on Sunday, leaving at least 25 people dead and hundreds more injured, officials said.

Nepal’s Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli in a Twitter message said he received a report of 25 people killed and 400 injured.

The national Emergency Operation Centre said the injured are undergoing treatment at various health facilities.

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli expressed sadness over the loss of lives and extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.

The officials said the army and police personnel have been mobilised to carry out rescue and relief operations.

The storm hit many villages in Bara and Parsa districts Sunday evening, according to the Home Ministry officials.

While 24 people were killed in Bara district, 128 kilometers south of Kathmandu, one person died in Parsa district, they said.

“Two battalions have been mobilised immediately there, here in Mid Air Base, Katmandu; night vision helicopters are on stand by with rescue team. Our security agencies are waiting for favoural weather conditions,” Mr Rimal was quoted as saying by The Himalayan Times.

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