Floods and landslides in Nepal, India and Bangladesh-Death toll rises

Storms and floods have ripped through areas of Nepal, Bangladesh and India, killing more than 130 people.

According to Ministry of Home Affairs, at least 69 people have died in Nepal, with a further 31 people identified as missing and more than 2,500 rescued,

In neighboring India, 24 people have died on the northeastern state of Bihar and More than 2.5 million people have been directly affected in Bihar.

While In India’s far northeastern Assam State, more than 2.7 million people have been directly affected by floods, according to the Assam Disaster Management Authority.

An Indian man near the debris of his house in the state of Assam.

In Bangladesh, which borders India, 40,000 people in rural low-lying areas have been directly affected by the floods, and 16 people have died due to lightening strikes.

According to the Bangladeshi State Minister for Disaster Management and Relief, country is bracing for the worst as many of India’s rivers flow into Bangladesh, so continuous rains could bring the flooding across the border.

Heavy rains also caused deaths in Bangladesh, including in overcrowded Rohingya refugee camps. More bad weather is expected in the coming days.

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