In Nepal, the toll from this year's monsoon - which typically lasts from late June until the end of August - has already surpassed that of last year, with more than 100 people confirmed dead. 22 districts have been affected by the heavy rains.
Nepal PM said "I am devastated by the loss of lives and property caused by floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains in Terai and Inner Terai".
Similarly, seven persons died in Rautahat floods and landslides, two in Bardiya, one in Dhanusha, Makawanpur, Kailai and Palpa districts each.Jhapa, Morang Sunsari, Sapttari, Siraha, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Banke, Bardiya and Dang districts were the worst affected by flood.
In a press release issued this evening, the Ministry of Home Affairs has urged the industrialists, philanthropists, and humanitarian and social organizations to provide relief including foodstuff required by the families in distress due to the natural disasters.
All the 35 Indian nationals, who were stranded in Sauraha, a part of the Chitawan National Park, have been rescued, an Indian Embassy spokesperson said. Yesterday, the Nepal government Cabinet held an emergency meeting. Highways were either damaged or inundated, disrupting transport, Nepal police said.
A Kathmandu Post report said that public health experts have warned of water-borne epidemic in the flood-hit areas.
Army and police continued search and rescue operations, with more than 34,000 houses submerged, the official added.
The Meteorological Forecasting Division has forecast moderate to heavy rains to continue across the country for the next few days.