Thursday, 15 April 2021 04:27 GMT

Fifteen dead in Nepal landslides


(MENAFN - Saudi Press Agency) At least 15 people were killed in landslides in north-eastern Nepal, police said Thursday, according to dpa.

Landslides hit at least six villages in the district of Taplejung
after heavy rain fell Wednesday on ground destabilized by earthquakes
in April and May.

At least a dozen houses were also washed out by the landslides, and
police said they feared more people could be buried in the rubble.

Ongoing rain was hampering rescue efforts, they said.

More than 8,700 people died in Nepal after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake
on April 25 and several aftershocks, including one of magnitude 7.3
on May 12.


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