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Thursday, 28 July 2016 - 16:20
59 Killed In Nepal As Heavy Rains Trigger Floods, Landslides
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At least 59 people have been killed and several others missing as floods and landslides triggered by heavy monsoon rains wreaked havoc in Nepal displacing thousands of people.

Scores of houses and bridges have been swept away in several parts of the country as incessant rains have swelled rivers, posing a threat of massive flooding and causing panic among the local population.

The number of those killed in the flood and landslide across Nepal has climbed to 64 after recovery of 10 more bodies in Pyuthan district of western Nepal, police said.

Pyuthan is among the 14 worst-hit districts where at least 36 people have died in floods and landslides.

The toll increased in the district after 17 people who were earlier reported missing following a landslide were found to be dead.

Thousands of people have been displaced and hundreds of houses have been waterlogged after floodwaters gushed into their settlements.

Many of the deceased were earthquake victims who were living in a quake-damaged house after repair, police said.

Tens of thousands of Nepalese are still living in tents following the last year’s devastating earthquakes that killed nearly 9,000 people.

Water levels were close to dangerous levels in Saptakoshi and Narayani rivers.

Water flow in the Saptakoshi River has crossed this year’s highest mark after continuous rainfall for the past 10 days.

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