Dutchman among 16 killed in Nepal landslides

Last Updated: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 19:26

Kathmandu: A Dutchman was among 16 people
killed in Nepal by landslides triggered by torrential rain in
the country`s mountainous districts in the last 24-hours.

29-year-old Chris Van from Netherlands was buried by a
landslide in Rasuwa district, 150-km north of the capital
Kathmandu, according to the police.

However, the Nepal Army personnel rescued his brother
A Van, who was also trekking in the country`s northern
Syafrubesi region.

At least 15 people were killed and four were others
missing due to landslides caused by the torrential rain in
different parts of the country, including Jhapa, Morang,
Mahottari, Rautahat and Rasuwa districts, according to
officials.

Around 50 people have sustained injuries in the
landslides.

Landslides, floods and other rain-related disasters
are common in Nepal due to monsoon rains.

Last week, 16 people were killed due to landslides in
Nepal`s remote western and central districts.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 21, 2011 - 19:26

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