Landslides kill 9 in remote Nepal village
Published: 12:44 PM, 30 July 2020 Updated: 12:45 PM, 30 July 2020
At least nine people have been killed in a landslide caused by heavy rains in a remote village in Nepal.
The death tolls stood to 160 due to floods and landslides in Nepal since late May, a government official said.
According to Reuters, the landslide hit the remote village of Narahrinath, 430 kilometers northwest of the capital Kathmandu, on Tuesday night. Seven members of a family were killed in this. Among them are three children and three women.
Nepal’s Home Ministry official Murari Wasti said another house collapsed in the same village, killing two more people. “Three more members of the family had been rescued after the landslide,” he said.
He said 58 people were missing and 87 were injured in various floods and landslides in the country so far.
It is worth to be mentioned that the rainy season prevails in South Asia from May to September, resulting in regular floods and landslides in Nepal.