Monsoon rains trigger deadly landslide in Nepal, leaving 9 dead

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It is raining heavily in Nepal and during the rains there is a big risk of landslides in the hilly areas. About nine people have died due to landslides in the first rain itself.

Heavy rains have caused havoc in Nepal. At least nine people have died in a landslide caused by heavy rains. The landslide incident took place about 250 km west of Nepal's capital Kathmandu. According to the National Disaster Rescue and Management Authority, many people died due to landslides in three different areas. When these incidents happened, people were sleeping in their homes and many people of the same family got buried and died.

This incident happened in Malika village of Gulmi district of Nepal. Five members of the same family lost their lives due to the landslide. The victims included a couple, their daughter-in-law and two grandchildren, one of whom was an 8-month-old girl.

Officials say that not only Gulmi but two people have also died in Baglung district due to the landslide. Two other people have died due to the landslide in Syangja district.

Landslide wreaks havoc in Nepal

It is raining heavily in Nepal and during the rains there is a big risk of landslides in the hilly areas. About nine people have died due to landslides in the first rain itself. Landslides often occur in the hilly areas of Nepal during this season. Landslides cause a lot of damage and loss of life and property from June to September.

According to National Disaster Prevention and Reduction Management Authority spokesperson Dijan Bhattarai, a landslide occurred in Malika village of Gulmi district, about 250 km west of Kathmandu. Five members of a family died in this incident. Bhattarai said that the bodies of all five have been recovered. He said that the family also included two children.

Last year 35 people lost their lives

In neighbouring Syangja district, a woman and her three-year-old daughter were killed in a landslide that swept away their house, while two people were killed in another landslide in Baglung district bordering Gulmi, he said.

Landslides, floods and lightning strikes have killed at least 35 people in Nepal since mid-June, when the annual monsoon rains began. Landslides and flash floods are common in mostly mountainous Nepal during the monsoon season and kill hundreds of people each year.