More than 200 deaths reported in India and Nepal following heavy rainfall and flooding

A number of people had to be evacuated by boat, army and navy, with violent storms also hitting Bangladesh More than 200 deaths reported in India and Nepal following heavy rainfall and flooding More…

More than 200 deaths reported in India and Nepal following heavy rainfall and flooding

A number of people had to be evacuated by boat, army and navy, with violent storms also hitting Bangladesh

More than 200 deaths reported in India and Nepal following heavy rainfall and flooding

More than 200 people have died in flooding and other damage following heavy rainfall and severe weather in India and Nepal, officials said on Saturday.

An army helicopter in Nepal had to land inside the lake above Manang bridge in the southern Narayanhiti district after the water rose to the level of the bridge, National Disaster Management Unit spokesman Acharya Bidari said.

An avalanche of water and debris swept away dozens of people on Friday in Bagmati river, in the southern tip of Nepal, and local police chief Krishna Shrestha said at least 39 people died in the disaster. Another six people are missing.

In India, at least 37 people died in flooding and landslides that left rivers overflowing and towns in rural regions cut off.

Police official B.P. Hota said the area includes the disaster-hit Mumbai. He said more than 100 people had been rescued from flooded villages in the northeast of the state.

Government spokesman Rajiv Mehrishi said hundreds of villages were marooned by flood waters. Major rains began on Tuesday and the latest round began on Thursday.

Torrential downpours also hit Bangladesh on Friday, flooding large swathes of the capital Dhaka, submerging roads and prompting the suspension of train services.

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