Monsoon floods kill dozens in Nepal and India

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Media CaptionDeadly monsoon floods have hit Northeast India

Dozens of people were killed as a result of the monsoon flood through Nepal and north-eastern India.

At least 43 people lost their lives in Nepal when torrential rains hit the region, police said at the Press of India news agency.

Twenty-four people are scattered among floods and landslides, according to the Himalayan Times.

More than a million people have been affected by rising flood waters as part of the seasonal monsoon.

Heavy rains should continue in the coming days.

The police have saved more than 1,100 people from all over Nepal, affecting approximately 10,385 families.

A family of three was killed when part of their home collapsed in the capital, Kathmandu.

The Brahmaputra River, which flows through India, Bangladesh and China, has exploded its banks, flooding over 1800 villages in the state of Assam, in the northeast of India, according to Reuters.

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The floods caused destruction in Assam, India

"Ten people have died in separate drowning accidents in the last three days and more than a million people (they have been affected), with the flood situation turning into a serious one," a flood report from the state government said. .

"The flood situation remains extremely critical," said Assam water minister Keshab Mahanta.

The monsoon season lasts from June to September and causes havoc in South Asia every year.

More than 1,200 people died in the region in the midst of storms and landslides last year, while Indian Kerala faced its worst floods in almost a century.

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