Eight year old flood victim Kamal Sada laid to rest in Koshi River (Photo Story)

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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.

Dev Kumar Sada (L), uncle of 8-year-old flood victim Kamal Sada, carries the boy’s dead body to the Koshi River at Kulari Village in Saptari district, Nepal, 13 August 2017  EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA
Dev Kumar Sada (L), uncle of 8-year-old flood victim Kamal Sada, carries the boy’s dead body into the Koshi River at Kulari Village in Saptari district, Nepal EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA
Dev Kumar Sada (L), uncle of 8-year-old flood victim Kamal Sada, guides the boy’s dead body in the Koshi River at Kulari Village in Saptari district, Nepal, 13 August 2017 EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA
Dev Kumar Sada (L), uncle of 8-year-old flood victim Kamal Sada, takes a dip after leaving the boy’s dead body in the Koshi River at Kulari Village in Saptari district, Nepal, 13 August 2017 EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

Photos Courtesy: EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

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