Kathmandu, 13 July: `At least 22 people have been killed and eight others have gone missing due to floods and landslides triggered by the incessant rain for the past three days in eastern and central parts of the country. Thousands of people in the flood-affected places in different parts of the country have been relocated to safer areas, according to police.
Those killed in the floods and landslides includes three persons each in Kathmandu and Khotang districts, two each in Jhapa, Kavre, Bhojpur and Okhaldhunga, and one each in Ilam, Ramechhap, Makawanpur, Parsa, Lalitpur, Dhading and Sindhuli districts. Similarly, eight persons including two in Rautahat, and one each in Makawanpur, Sunsari, Panchthar, Mahottari, Morang and Kathmandu districts are missing in the floods, according to the reports from the districts.
The Department Of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) has urged one and all to stay on alert as the incessant rainfall is set to continue till Sunday. The DHM has been sending mass SMS alerts to those living in the settlements on both sides of rivers that have witnessed significant rise in their water levels as a result of the incessant rainfall.