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Dozens killed in Nepal flash flooding

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 01:00

Flash floods and mudslides following heavy rains kill at least 53 people in Nepal over the last three days. Gavino Garay reports.

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Residents are stranded and have no where to go after their homes in Nepal were demolished from flash floods triggered by annual monsoons. Officials say at least 53 people were killed over the last three days, and fear dozens more are unaccounted for. Some 36 people are in the hospital. Locals talk about the moment their homes filled with water. (SOUNDBITE) (Nepali) UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE, SURKHET DISTRICT RESIDENT SAYING: "I was asleep when I noticed the water was flowing over my belly, then I took the children to get out and I forgot to collect my belongings." (SOUNDBITE) (Nepali) UNIDENTIFIED MALE, SURKHET DISTRICT RESIDENT SAYING: "What to do? I couldn't collect my belongings, my house is almost demolished." In one district, residents are using rafts and boats to get to safety, fleeing fast-moving waters. Officials say more than 3,000 people have been rescued and are staying in schools and community buildings. But many have lost everything.

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Dozens killed in Nepal flash flooding

Sunday, August 17, 2014 - 01:00