Kathmandu: Around 10,000 flood victims from India have entered Nepal to seek relief material, being distributed in the Himalayan nation, according to a report. Over 60,000 people have been displaced and 500 industries face closure in Nepal due to spilling of river Saptakoshi.

Facing difficulty in identifying genuine Nepali victims, authorities have asked people to produce recommendation letters from local village development committees to get food and other relief material, the Naya Patrika daily reported.

The daily claimed around 10,000 Indian nationals, who are victims of Koshi flood, have started entering Nepal to get relief materials distributed by Kathmandu.

"Though we can provide Indian flood victims with food and accommodation for few days, yet we encourage them to return to India," Chief Administrator of Sunsari district Durga Prasad Adhikari was quoted as saying.

Meanwhile, devastating flood in the Saptakoshi river has left over 60,000 people displaced and 1,000 missing while inundating 5,000 houses.

The East-West highway in Sunsari-Inaruwa section has been completely blocked forcing people from eastern Nepal to use the Indian route to reach Kathmandu and other parts of the country.

Around 500 industries also face closure after they stopped production owing to the blocked highway.