Kathmandu, 18 September: At least 21people are reported to have been killed and two others missing in landslides overnight in Achham according to Acting Chief District Officer Dipesh Rijal. “At least 21 people have died due to the landslide triggered by incessant rain for three days,” he informed.
According to reports, landslides in Turmakhand, Kamalbazar and Dhakari in Achham, 5 of the same family died in Dungala and 7 in Hattibanjh after being buried with their houses while they were sleeping. Due to continuous rain, electricity and roads have been disrupted. Most of the roads of rural areas of the district have been swept away by landslides that has adversely affected rescue operations.
People’s News Monitoring Service