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At Least 150 Dead in Flooding and Landslides in India and Nepal

At least 150 dead in flooding and landslides in India and Nepal

From: Guardian

More than 150 people have died in devastating floods across India and Nepal, after some of the heaviest rainfall in over a century triggered flash flooding and landslides.

In the north Indian state of Uttarakhand, at least 46 people died and 11 were missing after record-breaking rainfall caused by cloudbursts, an intense deluge of rain, on Monday and Tuesday.

Neighbouring Nepal was also badly affected by the extreme rainfall, which caused landslides in rural areas and washed away homes, roads and bridges. So far, 77 people have been found dead and dozens are still missing, with disaster officials warning that the death toll was likely to rise as many affected areas remained unreachable.

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