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- Powerful Landslides Triggered By Torrential Rains Hit Central Nepal's Sindhupalchowk District
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Army engaged in rescue operations at the scene after a landslide in Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal. (new York Times)
- The bodies of five children, four men and two women were recovered from the scene.
- Nepal Army air-lifts five seriously injured in the accident
11 people died in the landslide caused by heavy rains in Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal. 27 are missing. Officials said on Friday that a landslide occurred at Jugal Rural Municipality in Sindhupalchowk district, 130 km east of Kathmandu on Friday morning.
Officials said that Nepal Army air-lifted five seriously injured people. He was brought to the district headquarters, where he is undergoing treatment. The Kathmandu Post quoted Deputy Superintendent of Police Madhav Prasad Kafle as saying that four of the injured have been taken to the district hospital in Chatra, while one has been admitted to the Civil Hospital in Kathmandu.
25-30 homes in danger of collapse
The bodies of five children, four men and two women have been recovered from the spot, the official said. 27 people from five families have gone missing. 13 houses in Jugal Municipality in Landslide were demolished. While 25-30 houses are in danger of being demolished.
The incessant rains are hampering rescue operations. Nepal Army and Police personnel are engaged in rescue work.