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The death toll from the Himalayan earthquake topped 750 as rescue workers hampered by monsoon rains, aftershocks and washed-out roads reached remote areas of Nepal and found more bodies. Rescue workers demolished 50 homes in Dharan, the worst-hit area of Nepal, that were severely damaged by the temblor, police inspector G. Adhikari said. In eastern India, also devastated by the quake, cracks were found in the dikes of six rivers in Bihar state, and officials said floods could pose the next threat to the area's 10 million people. Bihar residents ran screaming through the streets when a mild aftershock rumbled through the area. No casualties or damage was reported.

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