Flash flood kills 3 Nepalis in New York

KATHMANDU: At least three Nepalis died in a flash flooding triggered by Hurricane Ida in New York of the United States.

According to the United Sherpa Association (USA), Inc., the deceased have been identified as Ang Gelu Lama, his wife Mingma Yangji Sherpa Lama and their 19-year-old son Lopsang Lama of Dudhkunda Municipality, Solukhumbu district.

At least 13 people lost their lives in New York City, along with three in suburban Westchester County.

According to Reuters, flash flooding killed at least 44 people in four Northeastern states as remnants of Hurricane Ida unleashed torrential rains that swept away cars, submerged New York City subway lines and grounded airline flights, officials said on Thursday.

American President Joe Biden has declared a state of emergency in New Jersey and New York.

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