Over 100 dead in South Asia mon­soon flood­ing

Daily Trust - - DIGEST -

More than 100 peo­ple have been killed in mon­soon floods in South Asia, as tor­ren­tial rain caused chaos in sev­eral coun­tries.

Hun­dreds of thou­sands of peo­ple have been dis­placed, with many res­cued from ris­ing wa­ters and housed in shel­ters.

Nepal has suf­fered the high­est death toll with over 75 peo­ple killed this week in floods and land­slides.

Hun­dreds die ev­ery year across the re­gion dur­ing the mon­soon sea­son be­tween June and Septem­ber.

In Nepal the army has been evac­u­at­ing hun­dreds of peo­ple from vil­lages sub­merged by ris­ing flood wa­ters, with western parts of the coun­try worst hit.

In­te­rior min­istry of­fi­cials say they fear the death toll could rise as in­for­ma­tion comes in from re­mote ar­eas.

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