Nearly 1,000 Kedarnath flood stranded Nepalis arrive home

NEPALGUNJ: Nepalis affected by the recent devastating floods and landslides triggered by incessant monsoon rains in Kedarnath of Uttarakhand State in India are continuing to returning home.

As many as 936 on Sunday entered to Nepalgunj via Jamunaha Point in Banke along the Nepal-India border, Administrative Officer at the local Administration Office Basanta Kanaujiya said. He said 483 Nepali have returned home alone from Kedarnath today who had been there in course of employment and pilgrimage.

Many of Nepali people are feared to have died in the floods and landslides that struck the Kedarnath area recently. The Kedarnath Temple is the famous Hindu pilgrimage and many devotees and tourist visit the site every year.

The local administration arranged food and provided travel allowance to 47 flood-hit Nepalis who returned home on Monday.