Land­slide hits six vil­lages

Los Angeles Times - - THE WORLD -

A night­time land­slide trig­gered by heavy rain­fall buried at least 21 peo­ple and left dozens miss­ing in six vil­lages in Nepal’s moun­tain­ous north­east, of­fi­cials said.

Res­cuers dug out the bod­ies and searched the rub­ble for sur­vivors in Taple­jung dis­trict, about 300 miles east of the cap­i­tal, Kat­mandu, said po­lice of­fi­cial Shanti Raj.

At least 24 peo­ple are miss­ing but the num­ber could be higher, he said.

The weather im­proved enough for a he­li­copter to reach the area and evac­u­ate eight in­jured peo­ple.

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