Dozens still missing in Nepal flash flood

Search for survivors continues after flash floods hit central Nepal, killing at least 21 people and leaving 47 missing.

    Rescuers have been digging through mud and debris searching for bodies after a flash flood swept through west Nepal killing at least 21 people and leaving dozens missing, police have said.

    A torrent of water swept away scores of houses, vehicles and a bridge near the resort town of Pokhara, about 125km west of Kathmandu, after an avalanche that had blocked the Seti River gave way on Saturday.

    Forty-seven people, including three Ukranian tourists, were still missing after the flood hit, police said.

    Pokhara is the second-biggest city of Nepal after Kathmandu and is the gateway to Mount Annapurna, the world's 10th-highest peak.

    Tourists begin their trek to the scenic Annapurna region from Pokhara.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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