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21 killed in floods, landslides in Nepal

At least 21 people have been killed and thousands displaced due to massive floods and landslides in four districts of western Nepal.

world Updated: Sep 21, 2008 13:31 IST

At least 21 people have been killed and thousands displaced due to massive floods and landslides in four districts of western Nepal.

Twelve people were killed in Kailai district, five in Doti and two each in Gulmi and Palpa districts due to floods and landslides as incessant rains lashed the region, police said, adding two dozen others were missing.

Some 3,500 families have been displaced as hundreds of houses submerged in Kailali and neighbouring Kanchanpur districts, officials said.

More than 24 villages were inundated in Kailali district. In Kanchanpur, more than 50 per cent of villages were affected.

The rescue and rehabilitation work being carried out by the army and police has been hampered due to bad weather.