Four killed in landslide in Nepal

At least four persons including two children were killed today when a house was swept away in a landslide triggered by incessant rain in western Nepal.

Kathmandu: At least four persons including two children were killed today when a house was swept away in a landslide triggered by incessant rain in western Nepal.

The incident occurred at around 2 am in Syangja district when the victims were sleeping in the house, police said.

Those killed include 78-year-old house owner and her three guests, including two children, who had arrived there to celebrate Teej festival, observed by Hindu women by fasting for a day for the wellbeing of their husband and children.

Police and villagers were carrying out rescue and relief works. 

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