At least 25 people were killed and 400 others were injured after several places in Nepal were hit by a massive rainstorm Sunday evening. According to media reports, the rainstorm swept through the southern district of Bara and adjoining Parsa. The death toll may swell as more details were awaited, District Police Office, Parsa said.
The storm hit many villages in the Bara district, situated about 128 kilometers south of Kathmandu.
Meanwhile, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli expressed grief over the casualties and extended his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. Oli said on Twitter that he received a report of 25 people killed and 400 injured.
According to the National Emergency Operation Centre, the injured are undergoing treatment at various health services. Security personnel have been deployed in the affected areas to carry out rescue and relief operations.
Prime minister's Chief Advisor Bishnu Rimal said that army personnel have been mobilised.
"Two battalions has been mobilised immediately there, here in Mid Air Base, Katmandu; night vision helicopters are on stand by with rescue team. Our security agencies are waiting for favoural weather conditions (sic)," Rimal was quoted as saying.
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