Nepal landslide: 11 killed, dozens missing

International Desk
14 September 2020, Mon
Published: 04:59

Nepal landslide: 11 killed, dozens missing

A landslide triggered by a recent deluge of rainfall has killed at least 11 people in Nepal, officials said as they search for dozens still missing,  authorities said.

Rescuers resumed searching on Monday for people missing in the landslide, reports AP.

So far, 11 bodies have been pulled from the debris and at least 15 more are believed to be buried by the landslide, government administrator Baburam Khanal said on the telephone.

The landslide early Sunday swept three villages before stopping at a river. Continuous rainfall had made it difficult for rescuers on Sunday.

Weather conditions had improved Monday around Sindhupalchowk district, about 120 kilometers east of capital Kathmandu, allowing the rescuers to access the higher grounds, he said.

Landslides are common in mountainous Nepal during the monsoon season that usually ends in September.

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