Monsoon rain kill dozens in Nepal

At least 24 others are missing, swept by swollen rivers or buried by mudslides

Flooding and landslides triggered by heavy torrential monsoon rainfall have killed at least 43 people in the past few days. The dead include two schoolchildren who were buried when their boarding school collapsed while they were asleep in Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh state.

Incessant rain since Thursday pounded much of the Himalayan nation tucked between China and India.Roads and highways have been blocked in parts of Nepal while communication towers are knocked down.

According to officials, in addition to the dozens killed, at least 11 people were injured and  24 others reported missing in Nepal. Nepal’s security forces have been deployed to assist ongoing search and rescue operations.

Nepal’s weather department warned more heavy rain was expected in the coming days (about 100mm each day ) and advised people to stay alert.

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