Maldivians in flood-hit Nepal currently safe: ambassador

Facilities of Biratnagar's domestic airport are seen flooded after heavy rains in Biratnagar, some 240km from Nepal's capital Kathmandu, on August 12, 2017. Floods and landslides caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 25 people in the last two days across Nepal, officials said on August 12. Heavy rains have hit more than a dozen districts in the country's far eastern region as well as some areas in the west since the morning of August 11, the home ministry said.  / AFP PHOTO / -

Facilities of Biratnagar’s domestic airport are seen flooded after heavy rains in Biratnagar, some 240km from Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, on August 12, 2017.
Floods and landslides caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 25 people in the last two days across Nepal, officials said on August 12. Heavy rains have hit more than a dozen districts in the country’s far eastern region as well as some areas in the west since the morning of August 11, the home ministry said.
/ AFP PHOTO / –

Maldivians residing in disaster-struck Nepal are currently well and safe, assured the Maldives’ non-residential Ambassador to Nepal Ahmed Saleem on Sunday.

Over thirty people have been killed in floods and landslides caused by heavy, incessant rains in Nepal over the past two days.

Ambassador Saleem noted that 33 Maldivian students are in Biratnagar, one of the worst hit cities. Saleem stated that power has been out in Biratnagar since Saturday while communications have been made difficult due to network problems.

However, he declared that he has been informed that all the students are safe and well.

Around 200 Maldivians live in Nepal out of which 80 students are residing in capital Kathmandu.

Ambassador Saleem assured that the government is closely following the conditions of Maldivians in Nepal and that there have been no difficulties as of yet with the exception of communication problems due to the bad weather.

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