Landslides Kill 39 In Nepal After Heavy Rainfall

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July 27, 2016 – Landslides Kill 39 In Nepal After Heavy Rainfall

At least 39 people were killed in Nepal in landslides and flooding caused by heavy rain, authorities said on Wednesday.

The district authorities said that the heaviest casualties occurred in the Pyuthan district in central Nepal, where 15 bodies were recovered from areas affected by landslides.

In the Palpa district three members of the same family were killed by a landslide and in the Jhapa district in eastern Nepal, five people were killed when they drowned in a flooded river
The most recent death was that of an infant who was buried by a landslide in the Myagdi district on Tuesday.

The Nepalese Home Ministry has said the death toll will rise.
Report says Monsoon in Nepal, which lasts from July to September, causes disasters in the form of landslides and flooding every year.

Nepal’s mountains have been particularly brittle recently and more prone to landslides after heavy rainfall due to the earthquake of 2015.

[AFP]

8 thoughts on “Landslides Kill 39 In Nepal After Heavy Rainfall

  1. Oh no, not again please!!! The country is yet to recover from the devastating earthquake they suffered barely a year ago…… And now this!!!
    There is just so much we have to be thankful for in Nigeria but all we do is complain about everything. I sometimes suspect that if by some miracle we were to wake up one day and find that everything is perfect, we will complain that there is nothing to complain about.

  2. Natural disaster. Can‘t live in a country like that. The World is just too large to be stationary to a particular place for too long. Explore is the WORD.
    RIP to the dead.

  3. If Nigeria is equally plagued with all these deadly natural disasters, I wonder where we would have been today, since it has been difficult for the country to develope even without the disasters.

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