At least seventeen people in Nepal died after heavy monsoon rains, which caused floods and landslides. In neighboring northeastern India, the death toll rose to eleven on Friday, reports the AFP news agency based on local authorities.
Three people died in the Nepalese capital Kathmandu when a wall collapsed. Seven people were injured in Nepal by the natural disaster. Seven others are reported missing, the police report.
Since Thursday, various areas in Nepal have had to deal with heavy rainfall. Especially the eastern region of the country and the southern plains have to contend with the bad weather. Thousands of people from 21 districts have been affected in the northeastern Indian state of Assam.
The Nepalese authorities have deployed helicopters, among other things, to bring people to safety and to map the affected areas. According to the national weather service, the heavy showers continue for two days.
Last year nearly 150 people in Nepal died from the effects of natural disasters during the rainy season, which usually starts at the end of June and lasts until the end of August.
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