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116 killed in India and Nepal floods

116 killed in India and Nepal floods

Officials in India and Nepal reported on (Wednesday) that more than a hundred people have died as a result of floods and landslides over many days, while dozens more are still missing, according to Agence France-Presse.

Officials in Uttarakhand, in northern India, claimed 46 people had been murdered in recent days, with 11 people still missing, while state chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan in Kerala, in the south, stated the death toll had risen to 39.

At least thirty people were killed in seven different accidents in the Nainital area early Tuesday (Tuesday) when heavy rains triggered landslides and the collapse of many structures.

According to local official Pradeep Jain, five of the fatalities were from the same family, whose home was flooded by rain owing to landslides.

In Nepal, Humkala Pandey, Disaster Management Department official, said: “In the past three days, 31 people have been killed by floods and landslides caused by heavy rains across the country. 43 people are missing.” He added, “It is still raining in several places, and we are still collecting the toll, which may rise further.”

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