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16 killed, 40 missing as landslide hits Nepal

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 14 Aug 2020 Print

16 killed, 40 missing as landslide hits Nepal

The powerful landslide took place on Friday morning. Photo: twitter.com/basanta58_raj

Kathmandu: At least 16 people were killed and 40 others missing after a powerful landslide struck a village in Nepal on Friday.

The calamity took place in Sindhupalchok district's Lama Tole village, reports said.

Authorities recovered the bodies as rescuers dug through the mud.

Helicopters were pressed into service as search and rescue operations were carried out by a joint team of personnel from the army, police and the armed police forces.

According to local Deputy Superintendent of Police Madhav Prasad Kafle, at least 37 houses were destroyed.