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At least 4 people dead as heavy rains trigger floods and landslides in Nepal

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Heavy rains over the previous days, including rain during the onslaught of Tropical Cyclone Yaas, caused flooding and landslides in parts of Nepal, resulting in at least four fatalities.

On May 22, 2021, downpours caused damage in Chautara in Naubahini Rural Municipality, Pyuthan District. The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) reported at least three people dead and one house destroyed.

As heavy rains continued, flash flooding swept through streets, damaging homes and other buildings. On May 28, authorities reported property damage in Chame Rural Municipality, Manang District. A landslide struck Phidim Municipality in Panchthar on the same day, destroying two houses. 

The fourth fatality occurred in Vyas Municipality, Tanahu District after a house collapsed in a landslide due to heavy rainfall on May 29. During the same period, floods destroyed at least one house in Lumbini Sanskritik Municipality, Rupandehi District.

Featured image credit: Sanjeev Baral

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