Heavy rain in Nepal triggered landslides on Monday that killed at least eight workers at a construction site and two members of a family, taking the toll in floods, landslides and lightning to nearly 200 since late May. Bhagawati Nepal, deputy mayor of the affected Melamchi municipality, a small town[…]
Rain-triggered floods and mudslides in India’s northeast have killed over a dozen people and displaced more than a million from their homes, with officials warning the situation could worsen in the coming days. Heavy monsoon rains in Assam state killed at least 10 people in the past 72 hours, state[…]
Lautan Kumari Chaudhary remembers the knock on her door. It was 3am on April 11, 2002, and people had come looking for her husband in Mangalpur, their village in Bardiya district’s Rajapur. “We were sleeping. Somebody called, ‘Comrade! Open the door!’ I opened the door. Three people – two were[…]
While millions are fleeing the brutal conflict in Syria, hundreds of Nepalese women are being trafficked to the war-torn country and forced to work as domestic maids. The women, who are duped into travelling to Damascus, often arrive in the country with no idea they are being sent to a[…]
The DA’s deputy North West leader, Petro Nel, went missing while on a sightseeing flight in Nepal on Thursday. “She is on holiday there and went on a sightseeing tour earlier this morning [Thursday] and didn’t return on time,” former DA North West leader Chris Hattingh said. A search and[…]
At least six police officers and three protesters have been killed in western Nepal in clashes during demonstrations over a proposed new constitution, an official has said. Government Administrator Raj Kumar Shrestha told the AP news agency that protesters in Kailali district had attacked police enforcing a curfew. The official[…]
Over 8000 people were killed and over 22000 people were injured in an earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th of this year. Three million people were displaced and almost a million homes needed to be rebuilt. Amidst all this chaos a young civil engineer from Cape Town was hiking through[…]
Rescuers in a Nepal village hit by landslides have broken off the search for more than 100 people still missing after the Himalayan nation was struck by two powerful earthquakes inside three weeks, authorities said on Tuesday. “Due to lack of equipment, the work has been stalled,” Premlal Lamichanne, the[…]
The death toll from another powerful earthquake centred in Nepal has passed 80, authorities said early on Wednesday, with reports still coming in of landslides and further casualties. Some 65 people were killed in Nepal alone by the 7.4-magnitude quake and aftershocks which hit after midday on Tuesday, authorities said,[…]
Three lecturers from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT) Health and Wellness faculty were part of the 23 man strong Gift of the Givers (GOTG) team, who more than two weeks ago travelled to earthquake hit Nepal to assist with rescue operations. The small landlocked state was hit by[…]
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