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Maldivians in flood-hit Nepal currently safe: ambassador

Fathmath Shaahunaz
13 August 2017, MVT 12:42
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Fathmath Shaahunaz
13 August 2017, MVT 12:42

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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