Landslide kills 6, 26 more Failed into Nepal mountains

KATHMANDU, Nepal — A landslide triggered by instantly rain sailed through three Nepalese villages Sunday, killing at least six people while 26 were reported missing and believed to be buried by debris, officials said.

Rescuers and villagers in Sindhupalchowk district, about 120 km (75 miles) east of the capital, Kathmandu, was able to extract the six figures from beneath homes and were looking for others, authorities secretary Baburam Khanal said.

Landslides are most common in mountainous Nepal throughout the monsoon season that normally finishes in September.

According to the Home Ministry, monsoon-related deaths this season have attained 351 with 85 missings.