Dutchman among 16 killed in Nepal landslides



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