Flood-affected Indians take shelter in Nepal

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Kathmandu, Oct 15 (UNI) Thousands of Indians displaced by the the Kosi flood are still living in various government-run camps in Sunsari district of Nepal, local media reports said here today.

Over 12,000 Indians, who were displaced from the bordering villages due to breach in the Kosi embankment, had entered Nepal seeking relief.

They are living inside the camps in Inaruwa, Singiya, Laukahi and Haripur, kantipur quoted Chief District Officer (CDO) Durga Prasad Bhandari as saying.

''We have decided to return these Indian families to their home country after providing them with necessary humanitarian assistance,'' he said.

''Fifty-five flood-affected families from India have already been returned to their homes.'' A large number of people from the districts such as Supaul, Saharsha, Purniya of Bihar had swarmed to Sunsari district in search of shelter and food after the Kosi flood ravaged their homes and properties on August 28.

More than 50,000 Nepalese in Sunsari district were affected by the flood where at least four villages submerged after the break up of Kosi embankment.

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