No Filipino hurt in flooding, landslides in Nepal, India

MANILA -- No Filipino has been reported hurt or injured in the calamity following the recent flooding and landslides in Nepal and India caused by heavy rains in southern Nepal since August 11.

In a statement, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano extended his sympathies to those affected by the calamity.

The Philippine Embassy in New Delhi and the Philippine Consulate General in Kathmandu continue to monitor the situation.

The Nepal Red Cross estimated that 100,000 people were affected by the calamity that killed at least 49 people, injured 17 and around three dozen reporter missing.

In the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, at least 45 people were reported to have been killed and more went missing after two packed buses were swept into a gorge.

Source: Philippine News Agency