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Himalayan region landslides kills 10, leaves 2,400 tourists stranded in northeastern India

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At least 10 people have died in flooding and landslides in the Himalayan regions of India and Nepal due to heavy rainfall. The northeastern Indian state of Sikkim has also seen 2,400 tourists stranded. Six people died in Sikkim, while another four died in Nepal’s Koshi province. The continuous rainfall has caused severe damage to houses, roads, bridges, and other infrastructure. Sikkim is prone to flash floods and landslides. Last year, dozens of people died when a glacial lake burst. The extreme weather is expected to become more frequent and intense due to the climate crisis. State disaster response forces are working to clear roads and restore connectivity.