At least eight people have died from a landslide that took place this Monday in a small town in central Nepal. In the Asian nation, over 190 people died from monsoon rains.
The event took place in Melamchi, about 50 km north of Kathmandu, around 3:00 a.m. (local time). Deputy Mayor, Bhagawati Nepal, said the avalanche buried the house where a group of workers who were working on the construction of an urban building slept.
“Some of the dead workers were seasonal migrants from India. We are trying to verify their identity,” said the local leader. An Indian worker was saved alive and taken to a hospital in Kathmandu.
At least 193 people have died, 57 are missing, and thousands are affected in around 50 districts of Nepal due to the monsoon floods and avalanches that started in June, the National Disaster Management Agency said.