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Nepal floods kill 101 as cholera outbreak fears mount

By Agence France-Presse in Kathmandu ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-08-19 06:52:58

The death toll from landslides and flooding in Nepal has risen to 101 after rescuers found four more bodies, officials said on Monday, as they battled to prevent a cholera outbreak.

Another 126 people are missing after torrential rain last week triggered multiple landslides and flooding, devastating entire villages, stranding thousands and damaging roads across the country's western plains.

As the weather cleared on Sunday after three days of incessant rain, the government deployed more than 3,400 workers and four helicopters to rescue stranded people and deliver emergency supplies, said Jhankanath Dhakal, chief of Nepal's National Emergency Operation Center.

Nepal floods kill 101 as cholera outbreak fears mount

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