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Thousands flee after landslide blocks Nepal river

May 25, 2015    

KATHMANDU: Thousands of panic-stricken villagers fled their homes fearing flash floods after an overnight landslide blocked a river in quake-hit Nepals mountainous northwest, officials said on Sunday.The landslide at around midnight sent mud and rocks tumbling into the Kali Gandaki river in Myagdi district, causing water levels to rise by 150 metres, said local official Yam Bahadur Chokhal.We have evacuated about 100 people from the affected area. People in other villages dont need immediate rescue but thousands have left on their own, Chokhal said.As fresh landslides dumped debris into the ri...

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