Heavy rain leaves scores dead in Nepal, India, Bangladesh

Nepal has been lashed by heavy rains in the last three days with the capital Kathmandu and the country's east hit hardest by the disasters

The annual monsoon rains, which normally start in June and continue through September, are crucial for Nepal, a country of 30 million people, and India, which both depend on the annual downpours for farming.

Dozens of people have been killed as monsoon floods rip through Nepal and north-eastern India.

Incessant monsoon rains have pounded many areas in the mountainous country since Thursday, submerging large areas of land, inundating homes and destroying bridges and roads across the country. According to the meteorological department, rainfall across the country will likely to continue till Sunday.

Television channels showed roofs of houses submerged in flood waters in the southern plains and people wading through chest-deep water with their belongings on their heads. Workers were also repairing fallen communication towers to restore phone lines.

Last year, more than 1,200 people were been killed across South Asia in monsoon storms with India's Kerala suffering its worst floods in almost 100 years.

Officials said in some areas rains had eased, but some rivers in the eastern part of the country were still above flood level.


The 450 mile Koshi River, a lifeline for Nepal has continued to remain flooded.

Thirty of the 56 sluice gates at a barrage along the Kosi at the Indo-Nepal border have been opened, and rescue teams deployed to evacuate villagers, officials said. A cusec is equal to one cubic foot of water per second.

Nepalese people watch army soldiers rescuing people from their flooded homes in Kathmandu on Friday.

The Brahmaputra River, which flows through India, Bangladesh and China, has burst its banks, swamping more than 1,800 villages in India's northeast Assam state, Reuters reported.

David Aaro is a Freelance Reporter at Fox News Digital based in New York City.

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