Landslides hit 6 villages in Nepal, multiple dead

2015-06-11 09:53
A landslide-affected resident reacts while sheltering at a government-run relief camp, AFP)

A landslide-affected resident reacts while sheltering at a government-run relief camp, AFP)

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Kathmandu - At least 15 people were killed in landslides in north-eastern Nepal, police said on Thursday.

Landslides hit at least six villages in the district of Taplejung after heavy rain fell Wednesday on ground destabilised by earthquakes in April and May.

At least a dozen houses were also washed out by the landslides, and police said they feared more people could be buried in the rubble.

Ongoing rain was hampering rescue efforts, they said.

More than 8 700 people died in Nepal after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on April 25 and several aftershocks, including one of magnitude 7.3 on May 12.

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