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Friday, 29 July 2016 - 9:11
Nepal, India Floods Leave More than 90 dead; at least 2 million Homeless
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Floods and landslides in Nepal and India have killed more than 90 people in recent days, with at least two million residents forced to flee their homes, officials said Thursday.

Nepal has been worst hit, with homes and bridges destroyed after days of torrential monsoon rains, although water levels were now receding.

The worst-hit district was Pyuthan, 250 kilometres (150 miles) west of Kathmandu, where dozens of houses have been swept away.

The situation is particularly desperate this year because millions of Nepalis are still living in tents or makeshift huts after a devastating earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people in 2015.

Floods have also hit India's remote, northeastern state of Assam where 19 people have lost their lives mainly after rivers burst their banks in the last week, officials there said.

"An estimated two million people have been rendered homeless after the floods hit 3,000 villages in 21 districts," Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal told media.
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