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Monsoon floods in Nepal, India kill nearly 200

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    Monday, August 18, 2014, 3:21 PM - Dozens of people have been killed in flooding in northern and eastern India, while the death toll in Nepal has passed 100, government officials say.

    At least 56 people have died in flooding and rain-related incidents in northern and eastern India over the weekend, with 28 deaths reported in Uttar Pradesh state, another 22 in the neighboring Himalayan region of Uttarakhand and six in Bihar state in eastern India.

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    The heavy rains have hit thousands of villages along the border with Nepal, Kishan Singh Atoria, a regional disaster-management commissioner, told CNN Monday.

    India's water resources ministry warned that the Rapti river in Uttar Pradesh had risen to "unprecedented" levels in the state's Balrampur district.

    Thousands have been forced from their homes and the flooding has caused landslides that have blocked roads and cut off villages.

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