At least nine people have died and another 35 are missing due to landslides that have occurred in different parts of Nepal since Thursday following heavy rains. This emerges from a preliminary record of the victims released by the local authorities.
Six of those killed were killed after an avalanche buried a house in rural Mahawai in the west of the country. According to Mayor Nanda Bahadur Singh, they all belonged to the same family.
On the other hand, ambulance services have recovered three more bodies in various incidents that occurred at dawn that Friday in a city in central Nepal, Jugal. At least 37 houses were damaged by landslides that surprised the neighbors while they were sleeping.
Mayor Hom Naryan Shrestha told DPA news agency that “five people who were recovered alive from the rubble were evacuated by air to Kathmandu for treatment”. “There is an open search to find more people,” he added.
The Nepal Disaster Management Authority estimates that at least 200 people have been killed in monsoon disasters since the rainy season began in June.