17 September 2022

14 Killed in Landslide in Nepal

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Kathmandu, September 17 (QNA) - A landslide caused by torrential rains killed at least 14 people and injured seven others in western Nepal, while rescue workers continue to search to find 10 other missing people.
A Nepal police spokesman, said rescuers pulled out the dead and injured from the wreckage of five houses buried under the mud in the Achham district, about 450 km west of the capital Kathmandu.
Local media footage showed rescuers clearing mud with their hands in a desperate attempt to find the missing persons who were believed to be trapped.
Officials said the wounded were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Floods and landslides occur frequently in Nepal's mountainous terrain, especially during the annual monsoon rains between June and September. At least 48 people have died in flash floods and landslides so far this year. (QNA)


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