Afkham

Iran condoles with India over deadly landslide

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Foreign Ministry expressed condolences to the Indian people and government over the deadly landslide which took the lives of over 140 people in the country.

Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham on Wednesday expressed sympathy with the Indian government and nation over the landslide triggered by monsoon rains Tuesday.

She wished the survivors of the incident patience and health.

The death toll in Malin village landslide in western Indian state of Maharashtra has reportedly gone up to 136, as hopes are fading of finding scores of people still missing.

The landslide, triggered by heavy rains, hit Sindhupalchowk district on Saturday after the Sunkoshi river, which flows across the border into Bihar as the Kosi river, was blocked creating an artificial lake near Nepal-Tibet border.

Nepal government on Wednesday declared dead the 123 people missing in the country’s worst landslide in over a decade, taking the death toll from the disaster to 156, as the search for the bodies buried under the debris was called off.

By Fars News Agency

 

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