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Nepal records highest number of fatal landslides in 15 years

The number of this year's fatal landslides in Nepal has exceeded the average annual total over the last 15 years, according to data gathered by The Landslide Blog's Dr. Dave Petley. Since the monsoon season began in Nepal in June, there have been more than...

July 24, 2020

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IMERG maps excessive monsoon rain across Asia

NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission captured the rainfall accumulation across Asia-- from India to Japan-- this monsoon season, from June 1 to July 20, 2020. The data are remotely-sensed estimates that came from the Integrated Multi-Satellite...

July 23, 2020

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Huge landslide sweeps away at least 19 houses in Lamjung, Nepal

At least 19 houses were swept away by a huge landslide following persistent heavy rainfall in Lamjung District in Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal, on Wednesday morning, July 22, 2020. No fatalities were reported, but six people sustained injuries, and around 62 more...

July 22, 2020

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Swollen river inundates hundreds of homes, capital Kathmandu cut off as death toll surpasses 130, Nepal

At least 105 houses were flooded in Nepal's Jhapa rural municipality after the Kankai River's eastern embankment was breached due to heavy rains on July 20, 2020. Several landslides hit Prithvi Highway on July 20 and 21, cutting off capital Kathmandu from...

July 21, 2020

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New fault system discovered in southeastern Nepal

An international team has found a new fault system in southeastern Nepal, with the potential to cause earthquakes in a densely populated area. The faults show that the front of the tectonic movement in the mountain belt is 40 km (25 miles) farther south than...

July 19, 2020

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Monsoon-related natural disasters leave more than 144 dead or missing in just one month, Nepal

More than 100 people have died due to monsoon-related natural disasters, such as floods, landslides, and lightning strikes in a month period in Nepal as of Monday, July 13, 2020, according to the data compiled by the Nepal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management...

July 14, 2020

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Deadliest monsoon in 11 years triggers floods and multiple landslides in Nepal

Incessant monsoon rainfall has triggered floods and multiple landslides in several districts of Bagmati Pradesh and Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal, from Wednesday to Friday, July 8 to 10, 2020. The police confirmed at least 12 fatalities-- including three children, and 19...

July 10, 2020

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Deadly landslides and flash floods hit Nepal

At least nine people have lost their lives after heavy downpour over the past days triggered flash flooding and landslides in central and western Nepal. Rescue efforts continued on Monday, July 6, 2020, but were hampered due to blocked roads and severe weather...

July 07, 2020

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Fatal flooding and landslides hit Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal

Heavy rains affecting Gandaki Pradesh, Nepal over the past couple of days have triggered floods and landslides, leaving at least 9 people dead and 3 severely damaged houses, as of Monday, June 15, 2020. Local media reported a landslide on June 13 in Kushma...

June 15, 2020

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7 missing after avalanche hits Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal

Seven people have gone missing after an avalanche hit a popular trekking route in the mountains of western Nepal on Friday, January 17, 2020. The avalanche struck Annapurna Base Camp, where four South Korean trekkers and three Nepali tour guides were feared to be...

January 18, 2020

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Annual monsoon death toll reaches 650 across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan

More than 650 people were killed since the onset of annual monsoon across India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Heavy rainfall and resulting floods affected more than 10 million people and forced tens of thousands to evacuate. Officials in India report at least 467...

July 24, 2019

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Severe flooding death toll in India, Nepal and Bangladesh surpasses 300

Death toll from intense flooding in parts of India, Bangladesh, and Nepal surpassed 300 on July 22, 2019. Vast parts of eastern India have been affected by heavy rains and floods over the past two weeks, claiming lives of at least 200 people. 7.27 million people...

July 22, 2019

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More than 120 killed, 6 million affected by floods in India and Nepal

At least 123 people were killed, tens of thousands are displaced and at least 6 million affected in seasonal floods affecting India and Nepal over the past 10 days. The death toll is rising steadily. Seasonal monsoon continues affecting Nepal and neighboring Indian...

July 16, 2019

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Over 30 lives lost as floods and landslides hit Nepal and northern India

More than 30 people have been killed and over 130 homes collapsed after heavy monsoon rains hit parts of northern Inda and Nepal over the past couple of days. 14 Uttar Pradesh districts were affected, with at least 15 casualties. Landslides and floods caused major...

July 13, 2019

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Heavy hailstorm destroys millions worth of crops in Pokhara, Nepal

A severe hailstorm struck Pokhara, Nepal on Monday, April 29, 2019. The rampage lasted for half an hour and damaged the crops, worth millions of rupees, planted by farmers in Pokhara Metropolitan City. ​Besides that, the golf ball-sized hailstones destroyed...

May 01, 2019

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Severe thunderstorm claims at least 35 lives, leaves more than 600 injured, Nepal

A severe thunderstorm swept through parts of southern Nepal on Sunday night, March 31, 2019, leaving at least 35 people dead and over 600 injured. Search and rescue operations are still in progress and the death toll could rise. The rain was accompanied with strong...

April 01, 2019

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Heavy monsoon rains cause floods and landslides, leaving 90 people dead in Nepal

Heavy monsoon rains over the past 30 days have caused severe floods and landslides across Nepal, leaving at least 90 people dead. The latest death toll was announced on July 18, after five more people died in Gorkha and Parbat districts. According to Nepal's...

July 18, 2018

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Three major rivers above danger mark, 17 killed in floods and landslides across Nepal

At least 17 people have been killed and three are still missing after heavy monsoon rains triggered floods and landslides across Nepal over the past two days, authorities said Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Hundreds of people were displaced after rain-swollen rivers started...

July 03, 2018

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Deadly storms, massive hail hit parts of Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and India

At least 8 people were killed and over 100 injured as massive storms dumped heavy rain and large hail on parts of Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan and India on March 30, 2018. Crops and hundreds of homes were badly damaged in Bangladesh and in Rautahat area in Nepal. Two...

March 30, 2018

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At least 79 dead as cold wave grips northern India and Nepal

More than 70 people have died in India and Nepal over the weekend as intense cold wave descended upon the region. According to local media reports, lack of night shelters and amenities have already led to the death of over 70 homeless and poor people in India's...

January 08, 2018

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Floods affect 16 million, kill 500 in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

More than 16 million people in Nepal, India and Bangladesh are affected by monsoon floods in one of the most serious crises the region has seen in many years, IFRC reports. So far, floods in those three countries are thought to have killed about 500 people....

August 19, 2017

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Massive flooding kills 47 in Nepal, affect 1 100 000 in India's Assam

Heavy monsoon rains since Friday, August 11, 2017 caused massive flooding and landslides in parts of Nepal, killing at least 36 and displacing thousands. Dozens are still missing. At the same time, the flood situation in India's state of Assam worsened...

August 12, 2017

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Risky glacial lake near Mount Everest drained

Because Himalayan glaciers are undergoing an incredibly fast melting process, to minimize the risk of devastating floods, Nepal has drained portion of a large glacial lake near the Mount Everest. According to researchers, the climate change has caused the glaciers...

November 01, 2016

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Heavy rainfall triggers landslides in Nepal: 30 people dead, 42 missing

Landslides in Nepal, caused by the heavy rainfall on Thursday, July 30, killed at least 30 people in the villages near Pokhara town, while 42 others remain missing.Heavy rainfall affected western Nepal over the last couple of days. 116 mm (4.56 inches) of rain was measu

July 30, 2015

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Remnants of Cyclone "Hudhud" cause deadly blizzards and avalanches in Nepal

Heavy rain unleashed by Tropical Cyclone "Hudhud" which made made landfall in Andhra Pradesh at India's east coast around 05:00 UTC on Sunday, October 12, 2014, caused flooding and mudslides across portions of eastern India but that was not the end of

October 16, 2014

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Monsoon disasters - floods and landslides devastate Nepal

Nepal is experiencing one of the most devastating monsoon seasons in last couple of years with at least 37 landslides and debris flows reported over the past four months. In flash floods and landslides caused by heavy rain that started on Wednesday,

August 16, 2014

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Heavy monsoon rains cause massive landslides and floods in northern India and Nepal

Over the last few days rainfall across northern India and Nepal has been unusually high, inducing widespread flooding, cloudbursts, riverbank erosions and massive landslides. Heavy monsoon rains started about two weeks earlier than usual. The monsoon affects

June 22, 2013

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Rising waters of river Ganges floods over 1 000 Bihar villages after two years of drought

After two years of drought, the Kosi and Ganges rivers are rising rapidly. Flood water has already entered over 1 000 villages in Bihar forcing people to abandon their homes. All the inundated villages are in flood-prone districts of Bhagalpur, Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj, A

September 02, 2011

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Nepal to re-measure Mount Everest

There seems to be some confusion over the exact height of Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain.Chinese and Nepalese officials have disagreed over the height of the iconic peak. The Nepalese has decided to clear the air, and will re-measure the mountain

July 21, 2011