Landslides Kill At Least 26, 42 Others Missing In Western Nepal
Authorities said 26 people were killed and 42 others went missing after landslides hit western Nepal on Wednesday night. Officials involved in rescue operations said about 20 bodies have been retrieved from Bhadaure Tamaghi Village Development Committee (VDC) and Lumle VDC.
Lumle is a popular tourist destination which attracts scores of local and international tourists annually. As of press time, no foreigner has been reported killed or injured in the landslides.
Chief district officer of Kaski Krishna Bahadur Raut, said they have recovered 15 bodies in Lumle alone and 28 people are still unaccounted for as 14 houses got buried in the landslide. He also noted that five people were killed and 14 were injured in Bhadaure Tamaghi VDC. Local officials said five houses were destroyed while some temples and schools in the remote villages were partly damaged.
Meanwhile, Nepal’s leading news portal ekantipur.com reported that six people were killed on Wednesday night when a landslide buried homes in Mudi and Muna VDC of Myagdi district.
Courtesy of ubalert.com