Indian, Chinese workers among 11 killed in Nepal floods, 25 missing – News Vibe24

    Indian, Chinese workers among 11 killed in Nepal floods, 25 missing - Times of India
    KATHMANTOU: Landslides and floods triggered by heavy rains in Nepal this week have killed 11 people, including an Indian and two Chinese workers on a development project, while 25 people were missing elsewhere, officials said on Friday.
    The bodies of the three workers were recovered near the town of Melamchi in the Sindhupalchowk area northeast of Kathmandu, which was hit by floods on Wednesday that also forced many people from their homes, local officials said.
    “The foreigners were working for a Chinese company that is building a drinking water project,” Baburam Khanal, a district official, told Reuters.
    The Interior Ministry said late Thursday that 25 people were missing in floods in Shindupalchok, a mountainous region bordering China’s Tibet and other parts of the country.
    Monsoon rains, which usually begin in June and last until September, kill hundreds of people in mountainous Nepal each year.
    Heavy rains from Tuesday destroyed roads, destroyed bridges, washed fish farms and livestock, and destroyed homes.
    Hundreds of people were forced to flee to community shelters, including schools, sheds and tents, authorities said.
    Aid agencies said the crisis this year could add to the social and economic woes of a country hit by Covid-19. Nepal is listed among the highest rates of positive Quranic testing in the world.
    “Those who have lost their homes are sleeping in community centers,” said John Jordan of the American charity World Neighbors.
    “This forced density poses risks to a community recovering from Covid-19.”