Kathmandu: At least 17 persons died and another six went missing after floods and landslides swept through southern Nepal on Saturday due to heavy rainfall, a minister said.
Heavy rains have hit more than a dozen districts in the country's far eastern region as well as some areas in the west since Friday morning, the home ministry said.
The floods and landslides triggered by incessant rainfall in several districts across Nepal.
'We are still collecting the details of the loss. Four persons were killed in Sindhuli, four in Banke and one person each in Morang and Jhapa districts.
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.
So, in the Eastern city of Biratnagar runway of the airport is also covered with water, which led to the suspension of flights.
Chief of Morang district police Arun BC said that airport had been shut due to the flooding.
These deaths bring the total toll from this year's monsoon to over 90 since it began in late June. Almost 100 people died past year in Nepal during the rainy season, which typically begins in late June and lasts until the end of August. A few seconds later she appears out of another drain about 10 metres away.
Nepal's Meteorology Department said precipitations reached 227 ml in some districts and announced that moderate to heavy rain was expected to continue in the centre of the country until Monday.