Eight dead, two missing in Nepal's Gulmi district after landslide triggered by heavy rains buries at least 5 houses

Six persons, including a child, were killed when landslides triggered by heavy rains buried houses in a remote district of Nepal, a media report said.

The Associated Press July 23, 2019 20:24:18 IST
Eight dead, two missing in Nepal's Gulmi district after landslide triggered by heavy rains buries at least 5 houses
  • Six persons, including a child, were killed when landslides triggered by heavy rains buried houses in a remote district of Nepal, a media report said

  • Government Administrator Yadhunath Poudyal said the mudslide at dawn Tuesday buried at least five houses while residents were still sleeping

  • Villagers were able to pull out two people alive who were buried by the mudslide, while the search was continuing for two more who are still missing

Kathmandu: A mudslide has buried houses in two remote mountain villages in Nepal, killing eight people and leaving two others missing. Government Administrator Yadhunath Poudyal said the mudslide at dawn Tuesday buried at least five houses while residents were still sleeping.

Villagers were able to pull out two people alive who were buried by the mudslide, while the search was continuing for two more who are still missing.

The villages in Gulmi district, 200 kilometres (125 miles) west of the capital Kathmandu, are remote and it takes hours on foot to reach them. Continuing rainfall was making it difficult for rescuers to reach the area. Eight dead, two missing in Nepal's Gulmi district after landslides triggered by heavy rains buries at least 5 houses

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