Three Nepali nationals die in New York floods

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Three Nepali nationals have died in a flood triggered by incessant rain and Hurricane Ida walloped Newyork in the US East Coast. 

The deceased have been identified as Ang Gelu Lama, his wife Mingmar Sherpa and their son Lopsang Lama. Their address in Nepal is Dudhkunda Municipality-2, Jubeshi in Solukhumbu district. They were living in New York 

The United Sherpa Association (New York) confirmed their deaths. 

According to AP reports,  the stunned U.S. East Coast faced a rising death toll, surging rivers and tornado damage Thursday after the remnants of Hurricane Ida walloped the region with record-breaking rain, drowning at least 46 people in their homes and cars.

In a region that had been warned about potentially deadly flash flooding but hadn’t braced for such a blow from the no-longer-hurricane, the storm killed people from Maryland to Connecticut on Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

At least 23 people died in New Jersey, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said. At least 13 people were killed in New York City, police said, 11 of them in flooded basement apartments, which often serve as relatively affordable homes in one of the nation’s most expensive housing markets. Suburban Westchester County reported three deaths.

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