Hundreds of houses were damaged, and residents were forced to flee after flash floods in areas of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. More than 60 people have died as a result of floods and landslides in the past 4 weeks.
Floods began in Kathmandu after heavy rains in late 05 - early 06 September. In some areas, more than 120 mm of precipitation fell in 8 hours. The average rate for Kathmandu in September is around 200mm.
Local media reported, citing police sources, that more than 380 homes were damaged and more than 200 people were rescued by police and military units throughout the city.
The most severe flooding occurred in areas along the rivers in the city, in particular Bagmati and Manohara. Flood waters in Bhaktapur, located between the Kasan and Hanumante rivers, have forced residents to evacuate their homes. Areas of Lalitpur were also affected. On September 6, the water level in Bagmati near Khokana in Lalitpur reached 4.5 meters, which is much higher than the dangerous level of 4 meters.
According to the Nepal Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD), heavy rains over the past few weeks have resulted in loss of life and property across the country.
In the period from August 7 to September 7, 61 people died in the country as a result of floods, landslides or damage from heavy rains, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Three people are still missing and 50 were injured. Hundreds of families were affected, nearly 100 houses were destroyed. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, over 200 rain-related incidents occurred in 4 weeks.
In recent days, 5 people have died in a landslide in Kushma municipality in Parbat district and 4 people have died in flooding in Gorahi in Dang district.