Heavy rain, landslides kill 20 in Nepal


nepalHeavy rains and landslides left 25 people, including 13 women, killed and several others missing, today, after mudslides triggered due to heavy lashing rains that buried houses across Nepal.

Nineteen people were killed in Kaski district, 250 km west of Kathmandu near the famous tourist spot Pokhara as flood triggered by incessant rain buried houses, according to the Home Ministry officials.

Those killed include 11 women and eight men. Fourteen people have gone missing in a separate incident of landslide in Lumle, spokesperson said.

Pokhara-Baglung Highway has also been damaged by the landslide, the officials said. Nepal Army and Nepal Police personnel have been mobilised in the sites to carry out rescue works. Nepal Army headquarters in Kathmandu have also sent a helicopter to the incident sites to help with the rescue operations.

In Muna and Muduni villages of Myagdi district, 350 km west of Kathmandu a child was killed and five others went missing in separate incidents of landslide, the police said. Innumerable lives are lost every year from flooding and landslides during the monsoon season in Nepal.


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