Death toll rose to 15 and 52 missing as waters abates in west Nepal

Rescuers recovered the bodies of 13 people swept away by a flooded river in a west Nepal village, bringing the community's death toll to 15, officials said on Wednesday. Fifty-two more villagers were still missing.

Dadeldhura district police chief Gopiman Shrestha said rescuers on Wednesday recovered 13 bodies of residents from Shirsha village, about 700 kilometers (440 miles) northwest of the capital, Katmandu. Two bodies had been found on Tuesday.

Rescuers continued searching for 52 people missing from the village.

The village had been inundated by the Shirsha River on Monday night. However, rescuers were able to reach the village only on Wednesday, reports the AP.

Photo: the AP P.T.

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