Aug 17, 2017

Heavy rain triggers deadly flooding in northeastern India, Nepal and Bangladesh

Birgunj
Nepal
by
Eric Leister
,
AccuWeather
Nepalese men carry children on their shoulders as they wade through flood waters in village Ramgadhwa in Birgunj, Nepal, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Photo: Manish Paudel, AP
Nepalese men carry children on their shoulders as they wade through flood waters in village Ramgadhwa in Birgunj, Nepal, Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017. Photo: Manish Paudel, AP

More than one-third of Nepal's 75 districts have reported flooding or mudslides from the recent heavy rainfall.

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The flooding has also decimated crops across Nepal, prompting fears of food shortages to follow the deadly flooding.

An official in Nepal said torrential rain, landslides and flooding since late last week has inundated 60,000 homes and damaged roads and bridges across the Himalayan country.