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Sindhupalchok: urgent need for support - Nepal

 

Houses submerged in floodwaters in Sindhupalchok, some 70 km northeast of Nepal's capital Kathmandu on June 16. As many as 20 people including three Indians have gone missing after floods triggered by heavy rains struck Sindhupalchok district in central Nepal, a government official told ANI.(Prakash Mathema / AFP)

Houses submerged in floodwaters in Sindhupalchok, some 70 km northeast of Nepal's capital Kathmandu on June 16. As many as 20 people including three Indians have gone missing after floods triggered by heavy rains struck Sindhupalchok district in central Nepal, a government official told ANI.(Prakash Mathema / AFP)

PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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People from a hilltop view the swollen Melamchi river in Sindhupalchok, on June 16. The flash floods in Sindhupalchok district, which touches Tibet on the Northern side, are suspected to be triggered by a glacial outburst that has dumped a large mass of mud, stones and residues in the Melamchi Corridor.(Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

People from a hilltop view the swollen Melamchi river in Sindhupalchok, on June 16. The flash floods in Sindhupalchok district, which touches Tibet on the Northern side, are suspected to be triggered by a glacial outburst that has dumped a large mass of mud, stones and residues in the Melamchi Corridor.(Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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A view of houses hit by flash floods along the bank of Melamchi River in Sindhupalchok, on June 16. Melamchi town, once a brimming marketplace and centre of attraction, now remains submerged in a thick layer of mud, sand and water after the flood.(Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

A view of houses hit by flash floods along the bank of Melamchi River in Sindhupalchok, on June 16. Melamchi town, once a brimming marketplace and centre of attraction, now remains submerged in a thick layer of mud, sand and water after the flood.(Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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Locals gather their belongings as they move towards higher ground from the flood-affected area in Sindhupalchok, on June 16. Nearly 200 families residing along the Melamchi River Corridor have been displaced from their homes and have been taking shelter in a local school since June 15 evening, ANI reported.(Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

Locals gather their belongings as they move towards higher ground from the flood-affected area in Sindhupalchok, on June 16. Nearly 200 families residing along the Melamchi River Corridor have been displaced from their homes and have been taking shelter in a local school since June 15 evening, ANI reported.(Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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A Nepal Army helicopter flies above the swollen Melamchi river during a rescue mission in Sindhupalchok, on June 16. The Nepal Army along with Armed Police Force and the Nepal Police has been conducting a rescue and search operation in the flood-ravaged area, which continues to be submerged under a thick layer of mud and high flowing water.(Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

A Nepal Army helicopter flies above the swollen Melamchi river during a rescue mission in Sindhupalchok, on June 16. The Nepal Army along with Armed Police Force and the Nepal Police has been conducting a rescue and search operation in the flood-ravaged area, which continues to be submerged under a thick layer of mud and high flowing water.(Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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Partially submerged houses are seen as floodwater from the swollen Melamchi river enters the village in Sindhupalchok, on June 16. One of the epicentres of the 2015 earthquake, Sindhupalchok has been witnessing damages due to floods and landslides on an annual basis. With the onset of the monsoon in the Himalayan nation, incidents of floods and landslides are expected to rise further.(Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

Partially submerged houses are seen as floodwater from the swollen Melamchi river enters the village in Sindhupalchok, on June 16. One of the epicentres of the 2015 earthquake, Sindhupalchok has been witnessing damages due to floods and landslides on an annual basis. With the onset of the monsoon in the Himalayan nation, incidents of floods and landslides are expected to rise further.(Navesh Chitrakar / REUTERS)

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