Flash floods kill 10 in Bhutan, seven missing in Nepal


Kathmandu: Flash floods triggered by heavy rain washed away a remote mountain camp in Bhutan on Wednesday, killing 10 persons and injuring five, while floods in neighbouring Nepal left seven persons missing, the authorities said.

The worst-affected district due to the heavy rains during the last 48 hours is Sindhupalchok in central Nepal, 65 km from capital Kathmandu, where the Melamchi river has flooded. All the deaths have been reported from Sindhupalchok.

The flash flood incident of Tuesday in Sindhupalchok district of Nepal is suspected to be caused by glacial outburst in a high lying area bordering Tibet, said a government official.

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