Events and photos.. 100 people died in floods and landslides in India and Nepal

  • Rescue operations in Khirna in Uttarakhand, northern India.


  • Some people are stranded walking on a hill along the highway after a landslide caused by torrential rain in Sitighora district, India.


  • A collapsed house after heavy rain and a landslide in Kottayam, Kerala state.

  • Floods inundate the area after the flooding of the Kosi River in Utrakhand, India.



More than 100 people have been killed in several days of floods and landslides in India and Nepal, officials said Wednesday, with dozens still missing. In Uttarakhand, in northern India, officials said 46 people had been killed in recent days, while 11 were missing. In Kerala in the south, the state's chief minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, said the death toll there had reached 39. At least 30 of those who died in Uttarakhand were killed in seven separate accidents in the Nainital region early Tuesday, after torrential rains caused landslides and collapsed several buildings.

Five of the dead were from the same family, whose house was covered by rain due to landslides, local official Pradeep Jain told AFP.

In Nepal, Humkala Pandey, Head of Disaster Management Department, said: “In the past three days, 31 people have been killed by floods and landslides caused by heavy rains across the country.

There are 43 missing persons.

"It is still raining in several places, and we are still collecting the outcome, which may rise further," he added.

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