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12 killed, 19 missing in Nepal landslides

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 Published: 05:39 PM, 10 July 2020  

12 killed, 19 missing in Nepal landslides

12 killed, 19 missing in Nepal landslides

At least 12 people were killed and 19 others missing in multiple landslides caused due to incessant rains in western Nepal.

Heavy rains on Thursday night caused multiple landslides in Kaski and Lamjong districts of the region. Seven people,  including three children, lost their lives due to landslides in Sarangkot and Hemjan areas of Pokhara city in Kaski district.

Five were killed after a landslide swept away a house in Sarangkot area in Pokhara in the wee hours of Friday, police said.

At least 10 people were injured in the same incident, are undergoing treatment at different hospitals, police said. They had gathered at a house on the occasion of the birthday when the landslide occurred.

In two separate incidents of landslides on Thursday night, three members of a family were killed in Besishahar of Lamjung district and two others lost their lives in Aathbiskot area of Rukum district.

Meanwhile, 12 people went missing after two houses were swept away by a landslide in Jajorkot district.

Meanwhile, a landslide that occurred in Jogimara area has obstructed the Prithi Highway in western Nepal.