600 tourists stranded in Nepal’s tourist district Chitwan due to heavy floods

Published on : Monday, August 14, 2017

600 touristsDue to flooding triggered by heavy rains, nearly 600 tourists, including 200 Indians, have been stranded in central Nepal’s popular tourist district Chitwan, officials said yesterday. The floods have claimed 49 lives.

 

Of the 600 tourists stranded in the Chitwan Valley, nearly 200 were from India and about the same number from other countries.

More than 35,000 houses have been partially sumberged, about 1,000 damaged and close to 400 livestock have died due to the flooding, the ministry data showed.

Transportation via the East West Highway, one of the longest in the Himalayan country, has been suspended after a pillar at a connecting bridge was washed away in the flooding.

 

Heavy rains have lashed Nepal for the past three days causing flooding and landslides at several places in the Himalayan country. The swollen Rapti river flooded several hotels in the Chitwan Valley, where the country’s first national park is located.

 

Chief District Officer Narayan Prasad Bhatta said four rubber rafts have been sought from neighbouring Devghat to carry out relief operations.

Suman Ghimire, chairman of the Regional Hotel Association, said the trapped tourists were being rescued with the help of elephants.

 

The meteorological department forecast that central and western plains were likely to receive heavy rainfall from this evening.

The monsoon, it added, was gradually getting weaker in the eastern region and moving towards the western region.

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 02 WTM London 2018
  • 03 imexamerica 2018
  • 07 miltcongress 2018
  • 08 theleisureshow 18
  • 09 cibtm 2018
  • 09 Seatrade Cruise Med 2018
  • 10 ITE-HCMC 2018
  • 13 aite 2018
  • 15 TravelDaily TDC 18
  • 16 OTDYKH 2018
  • 17 Hotel Show dubai 18
  • 18 hospitalityqatar 18
  • 18 Hotel Management Asia Summit 2018
  • 18 thincindonesia 2018
  • 19 bricsaconsulting 2018
  • 20 CITE_TTW 2018
  • 20 europecongress 18
  • 20 sahicsouthamerica 2018
  • 21 bitmchina 2018
  • 22 Hotel Management Singapore Summit 18
  • 23 PTM 2018
  • 30 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com