KATHMANDU: An Indian and two Chinese workers were killed after being washed away by the floods on Thursday in Nepal's Sindhupalchok district.
On Thursday, the body of an Indian worker was recovered in the Sunkoshi river in Sindhuli, while two Chinese workers were found dead in Sindhupalchok, according to Chief District Officer Arun Pokharel.
The victims were working for the Melamchi Water Supply Project.
In the district, altogether 17 people were missing in the flood and landslide triggered by the constant rain.
Nepal was hit by torrential rains this week resulting in severe flooding and damage to essential infrastructure.
Sindhupalchok, 65 kilometres from Kathmandu was the worst-affected district due to the heavy rainfall along with the Melamchi river flooding.
Nepal Police, the Army and the Armed Police Force were all involved in rescue and relief efforts.
According to officials, extreme rainfall caused rivers to overflow resulting in severe destruction. Since Monday evening, rain has been falling steadily in central Nepal's Bagmati and Lamjing provinces.
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