Youths walk in flood waters after the Bagmati River overflowed following monsoon rains in Kathmandu on Monday. AFP
There were several landslides along the Prithvi Highway that either blocked the road or damaged portions of it, police official Rabindra Regmi said. Heavy equipment was being used to try to clear the debris to open up the highway.
A resident stands from her balcony as the Bagmati River overflowed following monsoon rains in Kathmandu. AFP
A flooded river also damaged a bridge on the highway, and hundreds of vehicles were stranded on either side of the route.
The highway is used by both passenger vehicles and cargo trucks to transport food, supplies and fuel to the capital, Kathmandu.
Since Nepal's monsoon season began last month, landslides, flooding and lightning have killed at least 131 people and left 48 others missing.Associated Press
Experts say that they were victims of the ever-more unpredictable and extreme weather that has hit South Asia in recent years caused by climate change and exacerbated by deforestation, damming and excessive development.
Seven people from the same family, including three children and three women, were killed in their sleep late on Tuesday when their house was swept away in the remote Naraharinath village, 430km (268 miles) northwest of the capital Kathmandu.
Nine people were killed and more than 30 were missing in Myagdi district, 200 km (125 miles) northwest of the capital Kathmandu, where several houses were destroyed on Friday, district administrator Gyan Nath Dhakal said.
"We must not permit Daesh and other groups to hijack a religion of tolerance and give credence to their pretenses. I want to reiterate: there is nothing Islamic about terrorism," Abushahab emphasised.
She, however, screamed for help and her neighbours came to her rescue, arrested one of the suspects and handed him over to the police. The court sentenced him to three months in jail to be followed by deportation.
If no change has occurred in the wife’s surname, the person concerned must visit an ICP affiliated customer service centre and bring the necessary documents to update the data in the ID card and in the Population Register Programme, the ICP said.