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Death toll passes 150 in Nepal and India floods

Headlines 13:57 21 Oct, 2021

At least 50 people, including five from a single family, died in Uttarakhand some 77 people died in Nepal, with dozens more missing in both nations

Death toll passes 150 in Nepal and India floods

More than 150 people have died after heavy rainfall triggered flash floods in two Indian states - Uttarakhand and Kerala - and parts of Nepal, Qazet.az reports citing BBC.

Homes were submerged or crushed by rocks swept into them by landslides.

At least 50 people, including five from a single family, died in Uttarakhand some 77 people died in Nepal, with dozens more missing in both nations.

Rains further south in India's Kerala state also triggered deadly floods, leaving another 39 dead there.

Six more bodies were recovered on Wednesday in Uttarakhand, taking the death toll in the Himalayan state, a popular tourist spot, to 52.

Schools have been closed and religious and tourist activities suspended in the state.

The Ganges burst its bank in Rishikesh and the popular Nainital region was severely affected.

Uttarakhand, which normally sees up to 30.5mm (1.2in) of rain for the whole of October, recorded 328mm in a 24-hour period this week.

But the Indian Meteorological Department says the rainfall is now easing.