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Landslides, floods kill 109, displace thousands in Nepal, India

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The death toll from landslides and flooding triggered by torrential monsoon rains in Nepal and northern India climbed to at least 109 Saturday as tides of water, mud and rocks swept away houses, officials said. 

Nepalese rescue personnel gather during a recovery operation following a landslide at Lamo Sanghu on the Sukoshi river, some 70 kms northeast of Kathmandu, on August 6, 2014

The downpours also displaced thousands of people in the scenic Himalayan region and revived memories of a deadly deluge last year that killed more than 5,000 people in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

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