Monsoon season flooding kills over 25 people in two days in Nepal

The man was seen attempting to rescue his livestock from flooding in Topa Village, Nepal

Monsoon season forced a villager to carry livestock on his shoulder as he moved them to safer ground to rescue them from flooding that has killed over 25 people in two days.

He was spotted wading through waters in Topa Village in the Saptari district of Nepal today, where torrential monsoons have caused fatal landslides.

Thousands have been affected as the second day of heavy rain hit the region, where a woman and her child were photographed watching water levels rise up around their home.

One man was seen struggling to lead cows through the chest-high water using a rope, as a woman shifted her goats from the area.

Rajbiraj, also in the district, has been hit with heavy rain too as home ministry spokesman Deepak Kafle told AFP that over a dozen eastern and western areas were affected.

Another villager attempts to save cattle from the flooding, which has killed over 25 people in two days

This year's monsoon season in Nepal has killed over 90 people after nearly 100 died last year

'We are still collecting the details of the loss. According to the preliminary reports to the ministry over 25 people are feared dead.'

These deaths bring the total toll from this year's monsoon to over 90 since it began in late June.

An empty aircraft was stranded on tarmac in Biratnagar, Morang, where the airport was forced to shut after its runway was submerged in a metre of water.

Flooding has hit densely populated lowlands bordering India, while remote eastern districts have suffered landslides.

A woman and her child appear stranded as the water rises around their home in the Saptari district

This man struggled to keep his head above water as the flooding submerges parts of Nepal

Shocking footage showed a girl suddenly disappear into muddy water in Kathmandu while navigating a flooded road, only to emerge from another drain 10 metres away a few seconds later.

The video sparked outrage over road conditions in the country's capital after going viral on social media.

Nepal's weather department has advised districts to close schools and residents to stay indoors.

Nearly 100 people died last year Nepal's rainy season, which usually lasts until the end of August.

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