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Nepal: Death toll reaches 78 in floods and landslides, 32 missing

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WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jul 16, 2019, 03.11 PM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

The death toll in Nepal due to floods and landslides have gone up to 78, with 32 people still missing, Nepal Home Ministry confirmed on Tuesday.

Nepal Police and the Army have so far rescued 3366 people from all the flood-affected districts of the country.

Provinces 1, 2 and 3 are the worst hit, with Lalitpur, Bhojpur and Rautahat witnessing the highest death toll.

All provincial governments have further decided to provide relief for flood and landslide victims. They will also provide free medical treatment to the 38 people who have been injured so far, The Himalayan Times reported. 

Torrential downpour since Thursday has affected nearly 31 districts across Nepal, injuring a total number of 40 people.