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Rainstorm hits south Nepal; PM says 25 dead, hundreds hurt

By The News · 03 of April 2019 20:29:51
AP Photo,, No available, An Injured of rain storm from Bara district is being brought to a government hospital, in Birgunj, 136 kilometers (85 miles) from Kathmandu, Nepal, March 31, 2019. Officials say many people were killed and hundreds were injured by a rainstorm that swept southern Nepal on Sunday. (AP Photo/Jiyalal Sah)

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers are struggling to reach villages in southern Nepal that were cut off by a rainstorm that has killed 25 people and injured hundreds more.

The rainstorm swept through villages in a farming region of Bara and Parsa districts in southern Nepal on Sunday night.

Nepal’s Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Oli said on Twitter he had received a report of 25 people killed and 400 injured.

Police official Sanu Ram Bhattarai said people were crushed by falling walls of their own homes and other debris.

Bhattarai said police officers and soldiers from neighboring areas had reached the districts Monday and were trying to reach the villages.

Police said cars were flipped by the high winds and passengers were killed in one passenger bus that got blown off the highway.