The bodies of the three workers were recovered near the town of Melamchi in the Sindhupalchowk district, northeast of Kathmandu, which was hit by flash floods on Wednesday that also forced many people from their homes, district administrators said in a statement.
“The foreigners were working for a Chinese company that is building a drinking water project,” district official Baburam Khanal told Reuters.
The Interior Ministry said late Thursday that 25 people were missing from flooding in Sindhupalchowk, a mountainous district bordering China’s Tibet region, and other parts of the country.
Monsoon rains, which normally begin in June and last until September, kill hundreds of people in most of Nepal each year.
Heavy rains since Tuesday have damaged roads, destroyed bridges, razed fish and livestock farms, and destroyed homes.
Hundreds of people have been forced to move to community shelters, including schools, sheds and tents, authorities said.
Aid agencies said this year’s crisis could add to the social and economic problems of a country heavily affected by Covid-19. Nepal has been reporting one of the highest coronavirus test positivity rates in the world.
“Those who have lost their homes are sleeping in community centers,” said John Jordan of the US-based World Neighbors charity.
“This forced density poses risks for a community that has been recovering from Covid-19.”