Flash flood in Nepal kills at least 20

Last updated 01:12 08/05/2012
A woman, whose daughter is missing, cries near an area, swept away by a flood caused by an avalanche in the Annapurna mountain range in Nepal's Kaski district.
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FLASH FLOOD: A woman, whose daughter is missing, cries near an area, swept away by a flood caused by an avalanche in the Annapurna mountain range in Nepal's Kaski district.

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Rescuers have been digging through mud and debris searching for bodies after a flash flood swept through west Nepal killing at least 20 people and leaving dozens missing, police said.

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

Forty-four 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.

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