Death toll in Nepal floods rises to 55, thousands displaced
The death toll in Nepal from flash floods and landslides rose to 55 on Sunday (July 14), with dozens missing and injured, the government said. Ten thousand people have been displaced from their homes as incessant monsoon rains pounded many areas in mostly mountainous Nepal since Thursday (July 11), submerging large areas of land, inundating homes, and destroying bridges and roads across the country. A Home Ministry statement said 55 people had been confirmed dead and 33 injured, with 30 still missing. India's northeastern state of Assam has also been hard hit by the floods brought by the monsoon, with at least 1.5 million people displaced and 10 dead. In the Chittagong division of Bangladesh, there have been 10 deaths and about 500,000 displaced, with 200 villages flooded. Officials said in some areas rains had eased but rivers in the eastern part of the country were still above flood level.