Landslide, flooding kill 11 in Nepal

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IOL pic aug4 nepal floods landslide Associated Press Damaged vehicles lie among the debris after a massive landslide in Mankha, about 120km east of Kathmandu, Nepal. Picture: Arpan Shrestha

Kathmandu -

At least 11 people were killed in landslide and flooding in Nepal, with five more missing, news reports said on Friday.

Two people were killed when a landslide hit a house in Rolpa district in western Nepal on Friday, injuring three, Avenues Television reported.

Two died in a landslide caused by rain in Jajarkot district in western Nepal on Thursday. Two people were killed in another landslide in nearby Rukum district.

Also Thursday, five people were killed after being swept away by the swollen Koshi river in Morang, Sindhuli and Udaypur districts.

Five others were missing in Siraha, Udaypur and Dhanusha districts, through which the river flows into India.

The landslides and floods were caused by heavy rain since Wednesday.

The monsoon, lasting from June to September, causes floods and landslides every year, killing scores and displacing hundreds.

A total of 156 people were missing after a landslide hit the central district of Sindupalchowk last month, leaving 33 confirmed dead. - Sapa-dpa


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