Nepal: Seven missing after landslide

The landslide caused by incessant rain swept away the house in which they were sleeping.

Last Updated: Sep 07, 2011, 22:33 PM IST

Kathmandu: At least seven members of a
single family have gone missing after a landslide swept away
their hut in Hukam Village in Rukum district of western Nepal.

The landslide caused by incessant rain swept away the
house in which they were sleeping last night, according to an
official of the country`s Home Ministry.

Police and army personnel have been mobilised in the area,
situated some 450 km west of Kathmandu, to carry out rescue
works, the official said.

Around 250 people have died due to landslide in different
parts of the country this year during due to the heavy monsoon
rain.

PTI