Flooding and landslides kill more than 30 in Nepal

A man crosses flood water with his cattle at Topa village in Saptari district, Nepal, on Saturday. (EPA photo)

KATHMANDU: Flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains have left more than 30 people dead in Nepal in the past 24 hours, authorities said on Saturday.

Ten more people were missing and the number of dead looked set to climb as large parts of the country were under water, officials said.

Rescue teams of soldiers, police and local people have been deployed to help those trapped on rooftops or on higher ground, officials added, as TV pictures showed damaged roads and bridges.

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