At least nine people, including seven members of the same family, have died from landslides caused by monsoon rains in a community in western Nepal, according to local authorities.
Narharinath Mayor Dhir Bahadur Bista said that several avalanches surprised residents of this rural area with nine deaths late Tuesday.
“Our teams have already reached the affected areas with the help of victims, while efforts are being made to move families living in high-risk areas to safer locations,” Bista told the DPA.
Since June, when the monsoon season began, at least 151 people have died and another 57 are missing in Nepal alone. According to the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), around 550 people died in Nepal, India and Bangladesh and around 10 million were affected by the storm.