As of Friday, at least 201 people have died in Nepal and the Indian states of Kerala and Uttarakhand.
Heavy rain started in Nepal on Monday after a low pressure system formed over North India bringing moisture from the Bay of Bengal.
Uttarakhand Director General of Police Ashok Kumar told Granthshala that at least 70 people have been killed in the north Indian state of Uttarakhand, which has also been flooded.
Uttarakhand’s Nainital district has been the most affected and nearly half the deaths have occurred in it.
Kumar said that most of the rescue operations in Uttarakhand have been completed, but efforts are on to rescue the trekkers from the higher reaches of the state, for which helicopters have been deployed. Rescue and rescue efforts are underway in Nepal, Pokharel told Granthshala.
The Chardham Yatra, a Hindu pilgrimage, was underway in Uttarakhand when floods began in the state on Monday. Many pilgrims were visiting the destination and were stuck amidst the floods.
Since then the rains have subsided and pilgrimages have resumed in some parts where debris has been cleared from the roads.
According to Pokharel, Ilam district was the worst affected in Nepal, with 36 deaths in this district alone.
The Meteorological Department in Nepal said on Thursday evening that there would be a possibility of rain and snow on Friday as well.
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