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Foreign Minister expresses condolences over Nepal flooding

Shahudha Mohamed
14 July 2019, MVT 13:54
Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid. PHOTO: HUSSAIN WAHEED/ MIHAARU
Shahudha Mohamed
14 July 2019, MVT 13:54

Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulla Shahid on Saturday sent a message of condolence to the Foreign Minister of Nepal, Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, regarding the floods and landslides in different parts of Nepal triggered by monsoon rains.

Minister Shahid expressed his sadness upon receiving the news of the devastating floods, landslides and heavy rainfall in different parts of Nepal over the last three days, causing the loss of several lives, damage to infrastructure, injuries and other losses.

"At this time of distress, on behalf of the Government and the People of the Maldives, I extend our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to Your Excellency, the Government and the people of Nepal, especially to the members of the bereaved families", Minister Shahid's statement read.

The minister concluded his condolence letter wishing success for Nepal's recovery efforts and commending the tenacity of the country's people during these difficult times.

According to officials, 27 people in Nepal have died in floods and landslides after heavy rains hit the country's eastern region and the southern plains.

Floods and landslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 40 people across South Asia in the last three days.

The monsoon, which lasts from June to September, causes widespread death and destruction across South Asia each year.

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