Nepal floods: Suspension bridge collapses, death toll mounts to 64

Nepal floods: Suspension bridge collapses, death toll mounts to 64

The Nepal army has evacuated hundreds to safer places as the water levels in rivers across the country rose. Photograph: (Getty)

Others Jul 28, 2016, 08.30 AM (IST)
A suspension bridge in the Butwal city of Nepal collapsed and was swept away by flash floods that has claimed at least 64 lives in the country in the last two days. 

The bridge, which crossed a part of the Tinau river, was completely destroyed as a bystander filmed the horrific moment. A police team was deployed to rescue people on the bank of the river when it collapsed, said the Himalayan Times.

Floods and lanslides triggered by monsoon rains have affected over 14 of Nepal’s 75 districts, Butwal being in one of them.The Nepal army has evacuated hundreds to safer places as the water levels rose.

At least 64 people have died so far, news agency The Press Trust of India said. Over 20 are missing, said officials. 

(WION, PTI)

 

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14 of Nepal's 75 districts are severely affected. About 20 people have gone missing

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