At least 8 people have died in a landslide in Parbat District, central Nepal.
The landslide struck on 13 June after a period of heavy rain. Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepal Army have been conducting search and rescue operations, which recovered 3 bodies on 13 June and 5 more the next day. According to district police, the search continues for at least one missing person.
The landslide occurred after a period of heavy rain, destroying a road and two houses in a small community in Kushma Municipality.
Disaster authorities in the country reported several other minor landslides in Sankhuwasabha, Tanahun and Darchula districts over the last few days. Heavy rain also caused flooding in Terhathum on 10 June, destroying 2 houses. On the same day, 1 person died in flash floods in Bhaktapur.
पर्वतको पहिरोबारे राष्ट्रिय विपद् जोखिम न्यूनीकरण तथा व्यवस्थापन प्राधिकरणका कार्यकारी प्रमुख अनिल पोखरेलको स्थलगत रिपोर्ट । pic.twitter.com/f5m6VvLrRx
— NDRRMA (@NDRRMA_Nepal) June 15, 2020
वर्षा लाग्न नपाउँदै पर्वतमा पहिरोले ठूलो क्षति भएको छ । पहिरोबाट जोगिन सतर्क रहौँ । pic.twitter.com/TfTR2JfDVv
— NDRRMA (@NDRRMA_Nepal) June 14, 2020