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At least 65 dead from Nepal's monsoon and 30 still missing

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Nepal's seasonal flooding from monsoon rains has left at least 65 people dead, 38 injured and 30 missing.

Heavy monsoon rains in Nepal have triggered flooding and landslides, with at least 65 people dead and 30 others missing.

Torrential monsoon rains have hit 30 of the country's 77 districts over the past week, including the capital Kathmandu.

Police spokesman Ramesh Thapa confirmed that the death toll had risen to 65, with 38 people injured and over 10,000 families displaced in the disaster.

More than 1400 people have been rescued in several parts of the country in the last three days, he added.

In remote north-western Dolpa district on Sunday, landslides buried nine people, he said.

"A child has been rescued. Some bodies have been found, but we're not yet sure about details," he said.

Authorities said river levels are expected to return to normal soon.
Authorities said river levels are expected to return to normal soon.

The National Emergency Operation Centre said on Sunday that some highways blocked by landslides had been cleared while others were still being cleared in several parts of the country.

The monsoon in Nepal, which lasts from July to September, triggers disastrous landslides and flooding every year, killing hundreds of people.

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