17 dead across Nepal, Bhutan due to heavy rain Jun 18, 2021 0 347 12345 dpa KathmanduDays of torrential rain have wreaked havoc across parts of Nepal and Bhutan, triggering floods and landslides that have left at least 17 people dead.The death toll reached seven in Nepal on Thursday, with police spokesperson Basanta Bahadur Kunwar telling dpa that rescue teams are still searching 21 others missing in monsoon-related incidents.The disasters have mainly affected Nepal’s central and western areas near the border with China. Three bodies have been recovered in Sindhupalchok district, which was hit by flooding late Tuesday, according to Baburam Khanal, a local administrator “Two of the deceased were Chinese and the third person was an Indian working in local projects,” Khanal told dpa.In Bhutan, 10 people were swept away earlier this week in Laya as they collected cordyceps, a mountainous fungi often used in traditional medicine.Prime Minister Lotay Tschering offered his “prayers and condolences to the bereaved families” in a Facebook post on Wednesday in which he also urged people to be cautious during monsoon season. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Afghanistan sees highest daily rise in COVID cases, deaths Jun 18, 2021 0 2093 Chinese astronauts arrive at new space station Jun 18, 2021 0 344 Taliban ambush leaves over 20 Afghan commandos dead Jun 18, 2021 0 468 Zambia’s founding president, Kenneth Kaunda, dies at 97 dpa Lusaka Zambia’s founding president Kenneth Kaunda has died of pneumonia at the age of 97, his sons Panji and Kambarage Kaunda confirmed to dpa on Thursday. Three days ago, Kaunda was admitted to a military hospital in .. Over 300 vaccinated health staff contract COVID-19 in Indonesia dpa Jakarta More than 300 doctors and other health workers have contracted COVID-19 in one Indonesian district, despite having been fully vaccinated using the jab developed by China’s Sinovac, an official said .. Bosses of pro-democracy newspaper arrested in HK dpa Hong Kong Five executives of the pro-democracy Hong Kong newspaper Apple Daily have been arrested for allegedly violating the controversial security law imposed by Beijing. Among them are publishing director ..