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102 people die in Nepal in floods, landslides
Updated: 2004-07-24 23:45

At least 102 persons have been killed and thousands affected in the floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfalls in the past few days across Nepal, the Nepalese Home Ministry said Saturday.

The death toll was reported in Sarlahi and Siraha districts in the eastern Terai Belt, said Durga Raj Sharma, under-secretary of the Home Ministry.

Hundreds of acres of paddy land were inundated and thousands of people affected by the floods and landslides across the country, Sharma said.

Meanwhile, 32 persons have died of gastroenteritis in various villages of Kalikot district in western Nepal, he said, adding that a large number of people have also been suffering from diarrhea and there is scarcity of medicine in the villages.

Diarrhea has claimed over 100 lives in western Nepal since the start of monsoon season in June this year, he added.

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