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25 killed, 400 injured as massive rainstorm hits Nepal

Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli expressed sadness over the loss of lives and extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

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Nepal army and police personnel have been mobilised to carry out rescue and relief operations | Representative image

At least 25 people were killed and 400 injured as a massive rainstorm hit several villages in southern Nepal, officials said Monday.

The storm hit many villages in and districts Sunday evening, according to the Home Ministry officials.

While 24 people were killed in district, 128 kilometers south of Kathmandu, one person died in district, they said.

The National Emergency Operation Centre said the injured are undergoing treatment at various health facilities.

Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli expressed sadness over the loss of lives and extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.

The officials said army and police personnel have been mobilised to carry out rescue and relief operations.

First Published: Mon, April 01 2019. 06:35 IST
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