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Nepal and Bhutan are sinking

Both Nepal and Buthan were hit by heavy monsoon rains. Photo:EPA


The World Daily | News Desk           JUNE  18th   2021 


The people of Nepal and Bhutan are struggling with the torrential monsoon rainfall that has caused landslides and flooded many villages. At least 13 people have died, the authorities of both countries said.


Ten mushroom (Cordyceps) pickers died when their camp in the mountains, north of Bhutan's capital Thimphu, was washed away Wednesday morning. Five other people have been injured and are in stable condition in hospital, authorities said.

Bhutanese Prime Minister Lotay Tshering announced that rescue teams were sent to the scene of the tragedy. "I constantly urge all citizens to avoid staying by rivers and camping on their banks to avoid the effects of the monsoons," he said.

In total, 13 people died in Bhutan and Nepal as a result of the heavy monsoon rainfall.

Reuters agency reported on Thursday that 20 people are missing in Nepal, including six foreigners. According to local media, they come from China and India.

Last year in Nepal, more than 200 people died in landslides and floods during the monsoon season. 


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Source: Reuters