October 3, 2022
17 killed in Nepal due to heavy rains, landslides

17 killed in Nepal due to heavy rains, landslides

At least 17 people have been confirmed dead in the landslide. (Representative)

Kathmandu:

At least 17 people have been killed in landslides triggered by heavy rains in western Nepal in the last 24 hours. An official gave this information on Saturday.

Landslides have occurred in different parts of Achham district of Sudurpashim province, which has been badly hit by floods caused by incessant rains over the past few days.

At least 17 people have been confirmed dead in landslides in the district, which is about 450 km (281 mi) west of Kathmandu city, according to Acting Chief District Officer Dipesh Rizal.

Eleven people injured in the incidents were taken to Surkhet district for treatment. According to the official, three people have gone missing in the landslide.

He said that Nepal Police personnel have been deployed and rescue operations are on to find the missing people.

Casualties could rise, the official said, adding that the Bhimdutt highway connecting seven districts of the province was also blocked due to the disaster.

Communication service in Acham has also been affected due to the incidents.

Floods and landslides occur frequently in the mountainous areas of Nepal, especially between June and September.

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