6 killed in Nepal landslides

6 killed in Nepal landslides

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KATHMANDU, July 12, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on July 12, 2019 shows the swollen Bagmati river after heavy rainfall in Kathmandu, Nepal. Heavy rains leave Nepalese people at risks of floods and landslides during Monsoon season. Meteorological Forecasting Division under Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) has issued an alert warning for the next 24 hours across the country after heavy rainfall started from Thursday evening. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma/IANS)
Kathmandu, Sep 14 (IANS) Six people, including four of a same family were killed after landslides triggered by incessant rainfall buried two houses in Nepal's Rolpa district, officials said on Saturday.
Rolpa district police chief Chitra Bahadur Gurung said that all six people were buried under the landslide debris in Cherlabang village on Friday night.
"The deceased were asleep when a local road fell on the houses and swept them away," the police officer told Xinhua news agency.
The district authorities in coordination with the police and locals were carrying out rescue operation in the remote village, which is located some 300 km west of Kathmandu.
The massive landslides have severed the transport link between the district headquarters and other parts of the district, according to the official.
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