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Monsoon kills dozens in Nepal, India and Bangladesh

At least 65 people have lost their lives in Nepal as torrential rains hit the region, according to police. While thirty people are reported missing amid floods and landslides, while 38 have been injured.

Police have rescued more than 1,400 people from across Nepal since the deluge started there on Thursday, affecting more than 10,000 households.

Heavy rains have also caused deaths Rohingya refugee camps.Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar – where more than a million refugees are encamped. At least 1.5 million people have been displaced and 10 have died there.

The Brahmaputra River, which flows through India, Bangladesh and China, has burst its banks, swamping more than 1,800 villages in India’s north-east Assam state.

“The flood situation remains extremely critical,” said Assam’s Water Resources Minister Keshab Mahanta

The monsoon season lasts from June to September and wreaks havoc across South Asia every year.

 

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