In pictures: Nepal and India floods

  • 18 August 2014
  • From the section Asia
Villagers carry their bicycles and cattle across flooded waters in India, 18 August 2014.

At least 160 people are reported to have been killed and thousands left homeless after torrential rain brought floods and landslides in Nepal and northern India.

Villagers are stranded by their house in the middle of flood waters in India, 18 August 2014.

The region has experienced several consecutive days of torrential rain, leaving villages marooned and in need of rescue efforts. This village in Assam is surrounded by floodwaters.

Nepalese villagers pick up their belongings after their house is destroyed by floods in Hatipur, Surkhet, 16 August 2014.

In Nepal, the deaths of 101 people have been confirmed and 130 people remain missing.

Villagers in Assam in India cross the flooded waters by walking on bamboo sticks, 16 August 2014.

In India, 60 deaths have been confirmed, of which at least 28 were in Uttar Pradesh, 32 in Uttarakhand, 2 in Bihar and 1 in Assam.

A woman and child collect water from tap that is itself surrounded by water in India, 18 August 2014.

Officials in Nepal fear an outbreak of cholera, which commonly follows flooding as a water-borne infection. This family in Morigaon district of India's Assam state have nevertheless managed to find clean water.

Flood waters surround some houses in an abandoned village in India, 17 August 2014.

"The flood has destroyed our water pipes, our roads and cut off our electricity, making it difficult for us to carry out necessary search and rescue operations," an official in Nepal's Surkhet district, Jagat Bahadur Basnet, told AFP. These houses in Morigaon, Assam, have also been cut off.

A park keeper keeps an eye on a rhino that has become unsettled by the rising waters, 18 August 2014.

Animals at the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary in Assam have been forced to seek higher ground to avoid the rising waters, according to the Press Trust of India.

Villagers are marooned on a boat in flooded waters in India, 18 August 2014.

Rescue efforts were helped by a decline in rainfall and clear skies on Monday, says Jhanka Nath Dhakal, of Nepal's National Emergency Operation Centre. These villagers in Harinarayanpur village of Uttar Pradesh have managed to escape by boat.

A woman keeps her babies safe in a makeshift camp in Morigaon district of Assam, 18 August 2014.

Makeshift camps, like this one in Assam, have been set up in many of the affected areas, but many remain unreached.

Men patrol the area of a village in India on the back on an elephant, 17 August 2014.

The region's monsoon season often occurs between June and September, commonly causing flooding in both Nepal and India.

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