This file photograph taken on April 3, 2013 from an aircraft shows an aerial view of Mount Everest (C) and The Himalayan mountain range, some 140kms (87 miles) north-east of Kathmandu. (AFP PHOTO/Prakash MATHEMA)
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Floods and landslides caused by torrential monsoon rains have killed at least 25 people in the last two days across Nepal, officials said Saturday.Heavy rains have hit more than a dozen districts in the country's far eastern region as well as some areas in the west since Friday morning, the home ministry said. Flooding has occurred across the densely populated lowlands that border India, while some remote districts in the hilly areas of the far east have been hit by landslides triggered by the monsoon rains. Thirteen people died in eastern districts and at least four others are missing, the head of the region's police Ramesh Bhattarai said.Nepal's weather department issued an alert Saturday warning that heavy rains were expected to continue for another day, and advised districts to close schools and residents to stay indoors.
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