ULAN BATOR, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- The death toll from floods in Mongolia has risen to 65 after the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) registered two deaths on Sunday.
"Two deaths were reported near Airag soum (soum is an administrative subdivision) in eastern Dornogovi province on Sunday," raising the death toll through the year caused by the flood to 65, NEMA said Monday in a statement, urging residents to take precautions against the flood.
According to the National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring, rainfall exceeded 150 mm per hour in Airag soum on early Sunday, causing flooding.
At least 11 houses were destroyed by the flood in the soum, displacing around 33 people.
Heavy downpours have been hitting Mongolia since the beginning of July, triggering massive floods in some areas.
Meteorologists said the heavy rainfall will continue in large parts of the country over the next few days.