KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Officials in Nepal say a tourist from United States died while trying to cross a flooded river in western Nepal and an overcrowded boat crossing another swollen river capsized leaving at least two people missing.
Police official Janak Shahi said 82-year-old Joseph Edward Wheeler was swept down the Paruwa River Thursday and his body was found hours later.
Separately, an overcrowded wooden boat with 100 people on board capsized crossing the Bagmati River south of the capital Katmandu.
Government administrator Madan Bhujel said local villagers, police and army rescuers managed to pull out most of the people while two are still missing.
Flooding and landslides have already killed nearly 300 people in Nepal this month.