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Indian villagers travel on a boat through flood waters in Murkata village of Morigoan district in Assam, on Friday. Biju Boro/ AFP
Floods and landslides triggered by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 40 people across South Asia in the last two days, officials said on Saturday.
The monsoon, which lasts from June to September, causes widespread death and destruction across South Asia each year.
In Nepal, 27 people have died in floods and landslides after heavy rains hit the country’s eastern region and the southern plains.
Bishwaraj Pokharel, spokesperson for Nepal Police, added that another 11 people were injured and 15 others reported missing.
Three of the victims were killed when a wall collapsed in the capital Kathmandu.
“Our first priority is life saving rescue and all our resources have been deployed,” Home Ministry official Umakanta Adhikari told AFP.
Police used boats to bring people to safety as rivers swelled, inundating their settlements, while parents were seen wading across chest-high waters carrying children on their shoulders.
Nepal’s weather department issued a high alert for the southern Sapta Koshi river on Saturday and sent SMS warnings to people in the area.
In neighbouring India 11 deaths have been recorded in the northeastern states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, officials said on Friday.
Monsoon floods have inundated 21 districts in Assam, affecting thousands, officials said on Friday.
In Bangladesh aid groups were providing rations to Rohingya refugees in the southeast of the country with the UN World Food Programme saying on Friday that two people including a child had died.
Last year, more than 1,200 people were been killed across South Asia in monsoon storms with India’s Kerala suffering its worst floods in nearly 100 years.
Assam and Bihar have been among the worst hit. TV footage showed roads and railway lines in Bihar submerged.
The heavy rainfall began on Monday and continued on Tuesday and sewage flooded most of the streets in Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province.
At least 90 people have died in Nepal and 50 in India's Assam state. A dozen people have been killed in neighboring Bangladesh.
Aerial images from Shwegyin township in Bago region showed how the area had become a vast lake of water.
The battered body of Abrar Fahad, 21, was found in his dormitory hours after he wrote a Facebook post slamming Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for signing a water-sharing deal with India.
The Indian Air Force said on Twitter, “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. An Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.”
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