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Nepal landslide kills at least 11 people, dozens feared dead

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Nepal landslide kills at least 11 people, dozens feared dead

Nepal landslide kills at least 11 people, dozens feared dead

At least 11 people have died, and over 20 others missing when a rain-triggered landslide struck central Nepal on Sunday (September 13).

The massive landslide erupted from a fragile landmass in Ghumthang in Sindhupalchok, at around 3:30 am on Sunday, sweeping away 28 homes from the Bhirkharka, Nagpuje, and Dandagaun settlements into the Bhotekoshi River three kilometers below.

The area had experienced continuous rainfall since Saturday evening.

The Nepali Army and Armed Police Force are carrying out a search operation, and 58 families have been moved to a safer location.

According to local media, there is a rivulet near the settlements, named Taksare Khola, which is often flooded during the rainy season.

Locals from the Nagpuje settlement, reportedly informed their representatives of the risk of landslides but no action was taken.


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