Kulari (Saptari), August 14, 2017: The above picture shows eight-year-old flood victim Kamal Sada’s body floating after his uncle Dev Kumar Sada guided his body in the Koshi River at Kulari Village in Saptari district, Nepal.
Kamal died due sickness from continuous exposure to rainfall and flooding at his remote village.
In the culture of the people that inhabit the region, when boy dies the body is supposed to be buried, yet since all the land in their village is flooded and water logged, the family members decided to leave Kamal’s body in the Koshi River.
According to government reports, 66 people have died, 50 are missing and thousands of people have been affected due to three days of heavy rains.
Photos Courtesy: EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA