Landslides, flash floods kill 11 in Nepal

Kathmandu_(dpa) _ Landslides and flash floods triggered by torrential monsoon rains across Nepal killed at least 11 people, media reports said Sunday.

In the worst incident, five people returning from work were killed when they were buried by landslide in Dhading district, just west of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, Kantipur newspaper said.

At least four others were injured in the accident while another man was killed when he was swept by flooded river in the district.

Three people from the same family died their house under a landslide in Solukhumbhu district, about 200 kilometres north-east of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu.

Two more people were killed in Rautahat district in flash floods, the newspaper reported.

The country’s meteorological department said some places in southern and western Nepal had recorded up to 90 millimetres of rain in the past 24 hours triggering landslides and flash floods.

Last year, at least 150 people died in landslides and flooding across Nepal with more than 250,000 people displaced from their homes.

Copyright (c) dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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